Last week I was asked to take some pictures of one of our residents, along with her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter. While we were focusing on the 4 of them, the baby grabbed her great grandma's hand and I snapped this picture.
I think both hands are so beautiful! One is smooth and unblemished. There is such potential in that little hand. Where will God lead this little girl in her life, and in what ways will she use her hands?
The other belongs to a lady that is near the end of her life. Her hands were very creative. I was given a few things she made in her younger days. She did beadwork and was accomplished on the sewing machine. She raised 5 children, made many meals, did lots of laundry and cleaning and kept those hands very busy. The results of the work she did may be faded, but the love she showed to her family by what she did remains.
It makes me think about the way I use my hands and reminds me that much of what I use my hands for isn't long lasting, but the reasons and the attitude I show while doing those things is what lasts.