God has no hands but ours

by Jill, DTS student

Laughing child at nursery

A Burmese child at the nursery/orphanage laughs

The children sang with such gusto that tiny veins stood out against their necks. I have never seen lyrics connect more deeply with anyone before. The children, Burmese orphans, sang and rejoiced about Jesus’ infinite love, about their Father’s care for them. It was the best worship service I have ever been part of. I cannot describe how beautiful it was–I just know that I will never forget it!

We finished singing and everyone sat on the floor. One little girl, Muey, sat right in my lap. A couple minutes later, she grabbed my arms and wrapped them tightly around her. I squeezed her and pressed my face beside her warm cheek. And as I hugged her, I prayed that she would know God’s love.

“I pray that she feels your love every day,” I said silently to God. “I pray that she has a sense of belonging. Wrap your arms around her and show her that you love her in real ways.”

At that moment, I felt as though God responded to me,  saying “when you hug her, I hug her.”

Jill with Burmese kids - YWAM DTS in Thailand

Jill with the kids at school

What a privilege!! God is choosing me to love the children who are on His heart on behalf of Jesus! I get to be his hands, and his feet. His lap that a child sits in and his arms that squeeze her tight.

I can’t think of any place I would rather be than worshipping with these Burmese orphans. And I can’t think of anything I would rather do than let them feel how much Jesus loves them. Praise Jesus that we are the ones through whom Christ shows His love!

Christ has no body now but yours
No hands, no feet on earth but yours
Yours are the eyes through which He looks
compassion on this world
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.
— St. Teresa of Avila