Soul Snack: Discussions with Caleb – Jesus’ Hand

We live by this large statue of Jesus (also known as the Big Butter Jesus – I guess He is just so perfect that he looks like butter ??). Boy, was there ever the controversy while it was being built – and much poking fun too. I think it's a beautiful statue and commend the church that built it – who else has built a statue that large glorifying our risen king? And, in my very hometown too!

Well, we were driving on a parallel road and the statue was visible in the far distance. Our 4-year old, Caleb, proclaims “Mommy, I see Jesus' hand!” I thought for a sec, ..”the heavens had opened up and we were gonna float off into the sunset and finally be with Jesus”! But, no…it was the statue's hands that little Caleb had caught a glimpse of.

Jesus' hands, can you just imagine that day that we can see His hands, his face, his smile shining like a light we cannot even imagine? The reality is that Jesus' hands are touching us each day – as we walk our little ones to the bus, as we're typing away on our computers, and as we're driving by something that looks like Him. Yet, I cannot even begin to give honor and glory to what His real hands look like.

I'm so thankful that the Lord gave His hands – His life – on that cross. He felt pain, His hands bled. Can you see His hand? I never want to lose the impression of His hand on me, touching my heart, casting away my sin so I can see His hands one day – wrapped around me in a fatherly embrace when I'm in Heaven.

John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Acts 2:23: “This man was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.”

by Savings Lifestyle: Andrea on October 14, 2008


  • Lisa - October 14, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

    I know exactly where it is. I was born in Middletown and my husband is from Miamisburg/West Carrollton. I am sure you know where it is. He tells everyone about it where we live now and no one believes us! Our gilrs were amazed when we drove by it last year! Our oldest was amazed how big Jesus was! I am so glad you posted this. It is an amazing site to see.

  • Our Family - October 14, 2008 @ 1:01 pm

    hahaha…that’s sooo funny, my best friend just got married and she lives there too…lol

    I know I was amazed when I saw it…and too can’t wait till He takes us home!!!

  • Charlene - October 14, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

    Good post, Andrea! I blogged about it and linked back to it.


  • Heidi - October 14, 2008 @ 6:30 pm

    Love you blog, and thank you for keeping us gruonded and our vision in focus as we see what is really important. I, too, would have heaved a sigh of relief thinking that Jesus had finally come to take us home. Oh, that that day is soon! Makes CVS, freebies, Kroger and menu planning insignificant, right? Next time we travel through oHIo we’ll be sure to do a drive-by of that statue. Praise God for the gift of his Son, Jesus.

  • Heidi - October 14, 2008 @ 6:33 pm

    I meant “YOUR” blog ;-)~
    whew, I needed a spell-checker, right?!

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