Cross of Hands
Shane M. Oberlin

Shane M. Oberlin

Marhaba (Hello) from Amman, Jordan!

As I sit here, I can look out and see the beautiful cityscape; and it feels like I am in a whole new world. The scenery is difficult to describe, but it is like a conglomeration of your history books and modern-day architecture.

The schedule here is frenetic at best, so my grand plan of posting daily has quickly turned into posting whenever I get a spare moment that is not consumed by sleep (Like right now.).

For the whole trip so far, the song “Hands and Feet” by Audio Adrenaline has been running through my head, and I feel like the lyrics encapsulate my experiences up to now…

“An image flashed across my TV screen. Another broken heart comes in to view. I saw the pain and I turned my back. Why can’t I do the things I want to? I’m willing yet I’m so afraid You give me strength When I say…

[CHORUS:] I want to be your hands, I want to be your feet. I’ll go where you send me, I’ll go where you send me. [REPEAT]

And I try, yeah I try. To touch the world; like You touched my life. And I find my way. To be your hands

I’ve abandoned every selfish thought. I’ve surrendered every thing I’ve got. You can have everything I am. And perfect everything I’m not. I’m willing, I’m not afraid. You give me strength When I say…


This is the lifetime, I turned my back on you. From now on, I’ll go; so send me where You want me to. I finally have a mission, I promise I’ll complete. I don’t need excuses, when I am your hands and feet…”

What does it really mean to be the hands and feet of God?? Is it simply a matter of going? Or can we accomplish our goal by working on the home-front?

The answer is… Yes!

I believe that we become His hands and feet when we are willing to go wherever He will send us, regardless of the cost, whether that is down the street or across the ocean. (Or even to Wal-Mart.)

When we make the decision to go and to do good; even when we are afraid, or when we are not doing what we want to do, we will see results when we stick to the plan.

When we make the decision to go wherever we are sent, and we make the preparations to finish out assignment well, then we’ll touch the world!

I want to encourage you… Find your way to be His hands today.



is a devoted lover of Jesus who seeks to impact the world through writing, the prophetic, counseling, travel, speaking, and song.

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