Love-in-Gloves

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAIn his book, The Saving Life of Christ, Ian Thomas paints a delightful metaphor.

Christians are representatives of God—just like hands fitting into gloves. It is his hands that are inside the gloves—which represent us.

People see the gloves, how they move, and how they feel. They experience the gloves squeeze theirs in handshakes and appreciate the warmth of helping hands.

The only way others see the hands (which represent God) is by observing the gloves as they move in the way the hands direct them. People watching the gloves can discern when there is peace in the wearers’ lives—it stands out, because there isn’t peace in our world.

Love-in-Gloves bring peace. That peace is God.

Originally published in February 2015
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