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Washing Your Hand

Prokope,' Vol. 1, No. 4, October-December, 1997, p. 4

If you don't wash your hands, you're threatening your own health as well as the health of others, especially if you're involved in handling food, at work or at home. More than forty million people get sick every year from hand-carried bacteria, say health experts. Washing your hands is the simplest but most important thing you can do to control the spread of infectious diseases.

A new device that costs three thousand dollars had been devised to check restaurant employees to make sure they wash their hands after visiting the washroom. Keeping clean is expensive, but spreading germs costs even more. It's good to pray "Wash me" (Ps. 51:2, 7), but don't forget that God expects us to wash ourselves (Isa. 1:16; 2 Cor. 7:1).