Monday, April 16, 2012
Lifting Holy Hands
When some people worship the Lord, they have different styles of raising their hands to worship. Allow me to explain some of those positions. If someone is robbing you, and they tell you to, “Stick up your hands;” you would raise them as high as they tell you with your palms turned outwards. You would, in other words, “Reach for the sky.” That would be a position of surrender. We are expected to give the thief what they demand from us. In church, we raise our hands high because we are not ashamed of God, and it is God who gives us the ability to raise our limbs anyway. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Rom. 1:16).
There is another way that people might raise their hands to God, and that is with palms facing up and arms stretched out (as if one was to carry a load). This is a gesture of an offering. We are giving all of our praise and worship as a sacrifice. It is an offering up to the Lord as sweet incense to Him and Him alone.
Some people may do a wave towards the heavens. Hands held high palms facing forward and waving from side to side. It’s like a waving homage to the King of Kings. It’s just like the people of Hawaii, who speak with their hands and body when they dance, a story is told.
One last expression of adoration is with arms raised, and palms facing each other. It’s like a child who offers their hand to grab their parents’ hand to cross a street…To read more - get the book: "Where Did That Come From?" by Ms. "V" (Victoria Thomas Poller)
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