The following is based on a poem by Paul Ciniraj.

WHOSE HANDS

A basketball in my hands is worth about $19.
A basketball in LeBron James’ hands is worth about $23 million.

It depends on whose hands it’s in.
A golf club in my hands is worth nothing.

A golf club in Dustin Johnson’s hands is worth about $10 million.
Itdepends on whose hands it’s in.

A baseball in my hands is worth about $6.
A baseball in Mike Trout’s hands is worth about $15 million.

It depends on whose hands it’s in.
A tennis racket is useless in my hands.

A tennis racket in Serena Williams’ hands is a Wimbledon championship.
It depends on whose hands it’s in.

A rod in my hands will keep away a wild animal.
A rod in Moses’ hands will part the mighty sea.

It depends on whose hands it’s in.
A sling shot in my hands is a kid’s toy.

A sling shot in David’s hand is a mighty weapon.
It depends on whose hands it’s in.

Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands is a couple of fish sandwiches.
Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in God’s hands will feed thousands.

It depends on whose hands it’s in.
Nails in my hands might produce a birdhouse.

Nails in Jesus Christ’s hands will produce salvation for the entire world.
It depends on whose hands it’s in.

As you see, the value of a thing depends on whose hands it’s in. So put your job, your business, your concerns, your worries, your fears, your hopes, your dreams, your life into God’s hands because…It depends on whose hands it’s in.

 

 

PATRICK LAI and his family have worked in SE Asia for other 37 years. His experience in doing business with Jesus has brought him to understand the meaning of work and worship in the marketplace. He started 14 businesses in four countries, six of which are still operating. Patrick and his wife, May, mentor and coach businesspeople working where there are few or no Christians. Check out Patrick’s latest book, Workship, now available in paperback and e-book.