Lifeline, 10/6/2017

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I remember back in the early 1970’s, around my 5th grade of school, there was a popular song that we sang for a school music program. It was called, “Put Your Hand in the Hand.” The lyrics of the chorus went like this: “Put your hand in the hand of the man who stills the waters; Put your hand in the hand of the man who calms the sea; Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently; Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee.” (Probably would not be able to sing this in a public school today.)

Today, with so much anger, strife, tragedy, and evil around us, it is a good question to ask, “Whose hand are you holding?” or better yet, “In whose hands are you trusting with your life?”

As a follower of Jesus (the man from Galilee), it brings me great peace to know that the One I am walking with is the same one whose hands fashioned the Earth. He is the same One whose hands bears the scars from the nails of the Cross, where He died so that I might live. He is the One who calls me to walk alongside Him, holding His hand, hearing His voice, trusting Him, loving Him, and being loved by Him.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jeff