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  • Alan Fong

The Nail-Pierced Hands

Today’s Verse:

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. ~Psalm 22:16

The story is told of a boy who was trapped by a fire on the second floor of his house. The rest of his family had perished in the fire. A man, seeing the boy’s desperate situation, climbed his way to the boy’s bedroom by way of a metal pipe attached all the way to the roof of the house. The man was successful in reaching and rescuing the boy, but not without severely burning his hands. Weeks later at a custody hearing for the boy, he rejected the court’s decision to place him with the boy’s nearest kin. Instead, the man, whose hands were severely burned, appealed to the court for the boy’s custody. Upon seeing his rescuer, the boy ran to him and told the court, “The man who saved my life is the man I want to live with.” This morning, let us see the wounded hands of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We see the indictment.

An indictment is an accusation or charge of being guilty of the commission of a crime. As sinners,