Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41 : 10
Recently, a little boy became very close to me and started spending a lot of his time with me when I lived at his house. He wants to watch videos of ‘Lightning McQueen’, ‘Angry Birds’, ‘Thomas the train and his friends’ etc… on YouTube. He also plays some online games which are very interactive. He listens to every single instruction or dialogue. And it’s no surprise that he is super smart. :) When I was waiting to move to another location for my next assignment, I stayed home most of the time.
One morning when I got up he came to my room and wanted me to show him some ‘Peppa pig’ videos. I liked the plan, or I should say that I had to like whatever he tells me. ;) We started watching the videos one after the other and this went on for more than 2.5 hours. You know how he made me sit with him and watch whatever he wanted to watch? He held both of my hands the whole time. And I can never say ‘No’ to a child. He also checked frequently to see if I was watching the videos or not. He didn’t allow me to chat with my friends online or even check any emails. I was completely in his control until his mom asked him to leave me for a while. J I enjoyed being with him watching all those Peppa pigs episodes. :)
What I wanted to convey is, the essence of holding hands, and what holding hands mean in relationships. In the Bible, there are many verses that tell us that God holds us by His hands.
Examples: Isaiah 41:10, Isaiah 41:13, Psalm 63:8, Psalm 73:23
I browsed and found the following on the Internet.
Holding hands means:
· Giving feelings of comfort, protection and safety
· Conveying ‘I love you’ or ‘I like you’ without using words
· Intensifying the feeling you have toward the other
· Saying ‘You’re accepted’/ ‘you belong to me’
· Sign of ownership and domination
And a lot more for romantic relationships.
So our Almighty God holds us by His hands to protect us, to reassure that He loves us and that we belong to Him, and also saying that He is supposed to take the lead, not us. When we make Him lead us in all our ways, He will make our ways prosper, because He is the one who leads us and executes His plans in our lives. Our plans and desires may fail, but His’ will never! And we know that His plans are the best! So, the next time when you hold hands with someone, remember God holds your hands! :)
Have a great day!