Are you a person who holds the hand of another?

Are you a parent who leads a child by the hand while running errands, walking into school, or using both your hands to steady an emerging-walker while he takes those first wobbly steps?

Are you a health-care professional, a nurse, a physical therapist, and you help steady a patient to keep her from falling? Or a doctor who holds the hand of a patient while delivering results of a test?

Are you a caregiver, constantly at someone’s side helping him throughout his day, holding a hand when necessary…to provide comfort or support while moving about?

Are you a minister praying with someone while holding her hand? Standing beside a hospital bed, and holding the hand of one of your “flock”?

Are you a police officer, leading an arrestee, to the back of your car, while holding his hands behind his back?

Are you a teacher, holding the hand of the line leader to guide your class through the hallways?

Are you a coach, holding the hand of an athlete, encouraging her to push to her limits?

Each time you hold the hand of another, I want you to know that if you are a child of God, your hand is being held too.

“The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
When he falls, he will not be
hurled headlong,
Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Psalm 37:23-24   (emphasis mine)

Do you see that???? The Lord holds YOUR hand!!!!!

When we hold another’s hand, especially the hand of a child, we do so because if the child were to fall, with his hand being held, he would not fall headlong. He may stumble a bit, but it would not be a fall where ice/bandages/stitches would be needed, right?

Just as when, (not if), we “fall”, we will not be hurled headlong because the Lord is holding our hand. Instead, we may stumble a bit, BUT, God’s got us!

Lord, thank you for being the One who holds my hand. Please continue to establish my steps, so I may remain in Your holy and perfect will for my life. As I take another by the hand throughout my day, help it to be a reminder that You have my other hand. That’s just so awesome, for You are an awesome God! Amen.