s2s - Thought for the month
“I wanna hold your hand”
Apologies to The Beatles.
As children, when out with Mum & Dad, when there was a road to be crossed, Dad would thrust out his hands towards us; sometimes he didn’t take our hands, it could be wrist or even forearm where contact was made.
Dad was a notoriously fast walker, so I’m sure it must have looked as if he was dragging us across the road behind him - delicate he was not!!
However , he was well meaning in what he did; his sole intention was to lead us across the potentially hazardous road in safety.
Would this not be the same for any loving father? Looking out for the wellbeing of his children. We certainly put our trust in him to lead us safely across.
Yesterday I was reminded of a song that I hadn’t heard for a long, long time; a song that had been sung by a number of singers, including Elvis Presley :
These are the words of the chorus
“Put your hand in the hand of the Man who stilled the waters,
Put your hand in the hand of the Man who calmed the sea,
Take a look at yourself, and you might look at others differently,
Put your hand in the hand of the Man from Galilee.”
I put my hand in Dad’s hand because I trusted in him; I knew that he would keep me safe, pick me up if I should fall.
So how about Jesus - the Man from Galilee, are we ready to put our hands in His hands? How great is our faith in the One who stilled the waters and calmed the seas - the One who performs miracles?
Maybe it isn’t a question of us putting our hands in His, but of something so much greater; the question is this,
Are we ready to put our lives in His hands?
His hands are waiting for us today.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down;
For the Lord upholds him with his hand.”
Psalm 37: 23, 24 (NKJV)
May the Lord bless you and keep you.