In His hand are the deep places of the earth: . . . and His hands formed the dry land (Psalm 95:4,5).
When the Creator put His hands on the blind man of Bethsaida, restoring his sight (Mark 8:2325) it was not an isolated incident: Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them, and healed them (Luke 4:40).
The creative hands of the Lord Jesus extend to every aspect of creation: But unto the Son He saith. . . . Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands (Hebrews 1:8,10). The Lord opens His hand to feed all His creatures on the lands and in the seas (Psalm 104:28). His hand does indeed hold the deep places of the earth, and, as our text continues, His hands formed the dry land.
His hands also became engraved, eventually nailed to a cross according to divine plan (Psalm 22:16). The Lord had previously asked, Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee. Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands . . . (Isaiah 49:15,16), the same hands pierced on Calvary.
He blessed children, placing hands on them, and reached out from glory to touch a trembling disciple (Revelation 1:17). He holds disciples today in His hand, affirming: neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand (John 10:28).
It was while the Lord lifted up His hands, and blessed them that He was carried up into heaven (Luke 24:50,51). He will return with uplifted hands, too, for the Scripture reads, this same Jesus, which is taken up . . . shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven (Acts 1:11). PGH