What kind of messages do we give our children when it comes to our body language. I just wrote a post below on the finger lesson.Do our hands give the message to our children that they are loved and cherished? Hands are very important. We use them often to express ourselves. We put them on our hips in frustration!
And we use them to say, "You come here right now!"
We use them to accuse! (thank you Sarah for being my guinnea pig) LOL
And sadly, hands are used as striking tools; instruments of doom.
When I was a child, and we were in the store, there were many times when my mother would reach for a can of beans and we would duck! It made her so mad.... because it was most likely embarrassing. LOL She would always say, "Why do you do that??" Ummm... well.... we were trying to avoid the hand! We were afraid of those hands, somehow, she didn't understand this. :/
I don't want my children to be afraid of my hands. I don't want my hands to be remembered as accusatory hands, but as hands of love, representing our Heavenly Father.
Isn't this a much better way?
"Oh to be His hands extended".