Evolutionists state it is because we once walked on all fours.
But, I think it is by God’s design because He wants us to be Christ’s hands and feet on the earth until He returns for His own.
Sometimes, in order to do that, you need to become pretty thick-skinned, while still remaining softhearted on the inside. You need to put yourself aside and become callous to comments, knowing that you are all about doing the Lord’s work, not the feeding of your own ego. It may be tough at times, but you have to keep walking the walk and keep reaching out to others.
Just as our skin protects us from things that can harm us, so the Holy Spirit guards our hearts and minds while we are doing God’s work on earth. Yes, it can be hard. Your feelings may get rubbed raw and your heart may blister. But, with God’s help, we can toughen up and become thicker skinned.Your hands and feet are meant to be thick and calloused if they are constantly doing His work.
If anyone knows what it is like to be thick-skinned, it is our Lord. Jesus told his disciples, and He tells us, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.f you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.” John 15:18-19
Yet He loved us all enough to stretch out His hands and feet upon the cross. That took a very tender heart and a lot of tough love.
When people roll their eyes or walk away without even a thank you, we are not the ones being rejected – our Lord is. Do you remember in the Scriptures when Jesus healed a group of ten lepers? (Luke 17:12-19) Only one bothered to say thanks. Yet, Jesus kept on His journey- healing, forgiving and loving.
So labor on, Christian. Toughen-up and be willing stretch out your hands and feet for His sake, and for the sake of the lost.