Our arms are a wonder of creation…

There are many reason why:

They allow us to touch our toes

to scratch our nose

and to pretend that we can fly.


They help us do a jumping jack.

shake hands when we’re interviewed…

They help us reach for things above our heads

and come in handy for grabbing food.


They help us raise our hands in prayer to our God

to show that we believe…

and think about it…

If we didn’t have arms…

what would we do with sleeves?


But I imagine the main reason our arms were created

is so when we open them wide

they can wrap around another person

once they step inside.


For where else do we feel safe, secure

totally free from harm?

Where else do we learn the power of love


If not wrapped in each others’ arms.

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