Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the waters
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
Unexpectedly, during Church, the song “Put your hand in the hand” dropped into my mind. A song I haven’t heard or sung for many years. But as I began to sing the lyrics of this song, I realised the message in it is still pertinent for me today.
My 4 year old still takes my hand as we walk to Kindy, and today my hand stopped him falling as his slipped on the footpath. There’s reassurance and safety for him when his hand is in mine. There’s an intimacy and closeness that comes when we hold hands. The same goes for us – when our hand is in the Lord’s hand, there’s reassurance and protection for us too. There’s comfort, there is care. And more than what I can provide for my son by taking his hand, when we put our hand in God’s hand, we are putting our hand in the hand of the God of miracles. The one who calmed the sea. The one whose outstretched hand healed the leper. And the one whose hands were pierced for you and me – for our sin, for our sickness and to bring us peace.
“But He was pierced for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)