Oh, the Ways We Can Help With Our Hands!
by Max Lucado
Many years ago, I sat down with two small boys at Christmastime and opened a book with the title, “The Crippled Lamb”. It was a beautiful story that had me choked up before I could finish the last word. From there my love affair with the author, Max Lucado bloomed.
It was at full force in the late 1990s when we adopted a beige Golden Retriever/Lab mix puppy and brought him home. As my boys thought played with him thinking of the perfect name, it became clear just how much Max Lucado had influenced my family. That dog’s name would be Alabaster. He was just that color, but to us it was from a book about a Christmas Angel whose name was Alabaster.
Through the years we have continued to read Max Lucado and recently eyes jumped in delight across the words of the pages of “One, Hand, Two Hands”. It’s a beautiful picture book that teaches the importance of serving and how that pleases our Heavenly Father. This book is written in rhyming text that shows little ones how their hands are a blessing and how they can use them to help others.
My six-year-old thinks it is great because she can read it to her little brother and the Li’l Man loves making up hand movements to go a long with the story.
My children love the counting along, clapping and hand movements that turn this story into an interactive delight!
The book is beautifully illustrated by Gaby Hansen and really makes the story even more exciting and fun.
Perhaps my favorite part is the ending, where there is a tiny prayer that reads:
One hand, two hands,
Five fingers, ten.
God, thanks, for my hands.
Please, use them again.
I was sent One Hand, Two Hands from the sponsor in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and were in no way influenced by the sponsor. Other experiences may vary.
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