Can you remember, as a small child, being in a large crowd with one of your parents? Maybe it was when you were leaving a theater after watching a movie. It may have been while walking across a parking lot after a ball game, looking for your car among hundreds of other cars. In either case, you were being hurried along by others around you. Pushed and shoved, you did your best to keep up with the crowd. But, being much shorter than others around you, all you could see was legs! You may have been unsure as to where you were and certainly did not understand how to get home. But, in spite of your insecurities, you felt safe as long as you were holding your father’s (or mother’s) hand. You knew you would be safe as long as you didn’t let go.
Isn’t a person’s spiritual life a lot like that? We are so often unable to see past the immediate events in our lives. We may not fully comprehend why things are happening around us the way they are. But, in spite of our insecurities, as we travel through life we have someone who will help us; someone who will hold our hand as we journey toward home. We can know we will be safe as long as we don’t let go.
“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee” (Isaiah 41:13).