“It was just a amazing, the closest feeling to a normal hand,” said Dennis Sorensen of Denmark, after he had volunteered to test the prototype of a robotic hand that European researchers have created. The hand has given Sorensen, an amputee, a sense of touch. As scientists research improvement to robotics, they literally hold out a helping hand to those in need. While we are not all amputees, we all need help outside of ourselves. In the area of our spiritual needs, we may think we are capable of pleasing God on our own, and earning our way to heaven. But all our efforts cannot satisfy God’s standard because we all need a helping hand outside ourselves. It is “not by works of righteousness that we have done.” Thankfully, Jesus became this helping hand, as the book of Hebrews says, “ this He did once for all when He offered up Himself” on the old rugged cross.
Pastor Alex Rockwell