“Would You Hold My Hand?”

“My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”  (Psalm 63:8)

While preparing to fly home after a week-long meeting in the upper Midwest part of the country, this question was asked of me by a complete stranger.

The pilot had already warned us of bad weather … it was already raining pretty hard as we boarded a very small passenger plane.  There was no locked cockpit door, there were only five passengers, and everyone was nervous.

After we took off it didn’t take long for the bumpy unstable air to affect our flight.  For the record this writer doesn’t like bumpy, just like I don’t like roller coasters or tall ladders or snakes!

An elderly lady sitting right in front of me was obviously nervous and fidgety and yes, scared.  She turned around to me and asked her question, “Would you hold my hand?”  Little did she know that I was just as happy to be holding her hand as she was to be holding mine!

Aren’t we all like that from time to time in our lives?  We need the comfort and assurance that everything will be ok.

The hand of God that formed us and made us “in His image” is the same hand that even now can be held onto without fear of Him letting us go!

We may not always look to Him as we should or listen to His word as we should … and even disobey His instructions.  Yet, He is there to wipe away our tears and to comfort us and reassure us that regardless of how hard and difficult our current circumstances may be … He is there!

It would be good for all of us to ask more often of our Lord, “Would You hold my hand?”

“When my father and my mother forsake me, then the Lord will take care of me.” (Psalm 27:10)

Bill Fairchild, Jr.

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