OUR LIFE IN CHRIST story: Through Holy Baptism, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we are brought to faith in Jesus our Lord and Savior, who redeemed us, by His death on the cross, through His Word, and the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and in regular worship we are strengthened until that great day when we shall rise to eternal life with the King of Kings.
A hand is used to symbolized God the Father. God is the Creator.
“My own hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens." Isaiah 48:13.
And God is our protector.
"Your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast." Psalm 139: 1 0
The three fingers pointing up stand for the Holy Trinity. The two closed fingers stand for
the twofold nature of Jesus. He was both God and man. He is God as a part of the Holy Trinity, but yet he came to earth as a man, born as a baby in the manger.
The circle around the hand is called a nimbus. It is a symbol of sanctity. That means God is holy.
Some pastors hold their hand this way when they give the benediction at the end of a service to pronounce God's blessing on us.