I Want To Hold Your Hand

I noticed that Dr. Fauci, the doctor in charge of the corona crisis suggested recently that the era of handshaking may be over. I can personally say that I have no intention of ceasing handshakes and hugs except perhaps for the briefest of time.

    Eye contact is usually the first link in any human interaction. But the first physical contact is the touch of hand to hand. When we extend our hand in greetings we acknowledge the person  before us and show confidence in them.  Handshakes in a business deal says we can trust the other guy. Handshakes in the body of Christ extends loving fellowship.

   Parents hold their children's hands to guide and protect so they won't get lost and can feel safe with us. We offer our hand to elderly people to reassure their safety and to remind them of our love. The most obvious meaning of this gesture is it's connection to romance. Holding hands with your first girl/boy friend is the first step to reveal if they really like you and want you around. Holding hands in public is a declaration of devotion to those who see you.

   Likewise God extends His hand daily to let us know we are loved and we are protected. Think about it! We have access to the God of the universe--so much so that He holds our hands. "Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand." ( Ps. 73:23)






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