Monday, May 21, 2012

Illustration: “Holding the Father’s Hand”

I recently visited Bible.org, one of my favorite websites for researching and studying the Bible.

Here is an illustration I found that gives us a good picture of what it's like when we take hold of the Lord’s hand...

 An interesting thing happened one day. A father was walking with his toddler close behind. They were going from a Sunday school building to the sanctuary of the main church building. The father, knowing they were approaching a set of about 20 steps going down to a parking lot and concerned that the son may fall, admonished the two-year-old, "hold daddy's hand." The youngster sternly shook his head 'no' and kept following along a couple steps in behind dad. They came to the top of the steps. The toddler stopped, looked down that long drop, looked up at his dad, and reached his hand out for his Father's firm grip. How often we are like that with our heavenly Father. He asks of us, "take hold of my hand." Often, we see no need. But our Father knows what lies ahead. Better to place our hands firmly in the grip of the Father before we face the possibility of perilous times.

"Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and he will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

1 comment:

  1. What a great post. I wish I was less like that toddler and took my "daddy's" hand. May be I will think of this illustration and not be so resistant to trust the Lord in the future. Thank you for sharing.

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