Jesus reached out his hand.
Hearing that Peter’s mother-in-law was ill, Jesus went to her, “took her hand and helped her up” (Mk 1:31).
Hearing that Jairus’s twelve-year-old daughter had died, Jesus went to their home, “took her by the hand” and told her to get up (Mk 5:41).
Hearing that a father’s only son was in the throes of epilepsy and demon-possession, Jesus exorcised the demon, took the boy “by the hand and lifted him to his feet” (Mk 9:27).
Need a hand? Put yours in his.
Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light:
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home.
—Thomas A. Dorsey
Taking matters into your own hands?
There is a better way.