It’s that time of the week when hundreds of bloggers log on to their computers to participate in a free writing flash mob hosted by Lisa-Jo Baker.
“Hands” is the word. And the very first thing that came to mind when I read the Five Minute Friday prompt for this week was one of my favorite songs as a child, that I now sing daily to my little guy and one that I sang repeatedly to his big brother.
Both my boys share my fondness for this song…
I washed my hands this morning,
O, very clean and white,
And lent them both to Jesus,
To work for Him till night.
Little feet be careful
Where you take me too,
Anything for Jesus
Only let me do.
I told my ears to listen
Quite closely all day thru,
For any act of kindness
Such little hands could do.
I told my eyes to watch them
About their work or play,
To keep them out of mischief
For Jesus’ sake all day.
At the start of each day when my three year old and I say our morning prayer we pray that we “make it a good day”.
My hope is that me & my boys always remember to lend our hands to Jesus so that we may do good deeds for others which will undoubtedly make our days good.
Might we remember the words in this song and share our hands & hearts for Jesus sake.
And my hope for you, my readers, is not only that you be on the giving end of acts of kindness but might you also receive the giving works of others through their hands and their hearts.
Note: I copied/pasted the lyrics to the song above however I found two separate authors noted; L.M. Bateman & J.H. Rosecrans are both given credit for writing I Washed My Hands This Morning.