While in God's Grip!
"Neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nothing already in existence and nothing still to come, nor any power, nor the heights nor the depths, nor any created thing whatever, will be able to come between us and the love of God, known to us in Christ Jesus our Lord"
~ Romans 8:38-39
When my children were young, I used to love to hold their hands as we walked. I can remember coming to a crosswalk at a city intersection, and I would ask us to hold hands as we crossed.
Holding hands would be something we would do when we were afraid of something, and then sometimes, holding hands, "just because."
The hands of Christ, although wounded and broken, provide for us certainty and strength in all circumstances. It doesn't matter your age or situation, there is always a pair of hands reaching out to keep you safe.
The touch of another, the holding up of someone, and the reaching out to provide care for others, are all living illustrations of how God holds each of us.
I'm grateful for the times that God hasn't let me go, when I have attempted to run, when I only needed to walk. When the hands of God have picked me up and brushed me off when I have fallen. I am grateful that God has held me, "just because."
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain and ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.