“Even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me.” Psalms 139:10
In Psalms 139, David expounded that God is everything to him, omnipotent and omnipresent. God is the Almighty and his protector, never too far away when he is in need of help. David spoke about God’s hands, a symbol of power, love, mercy and grace which were by his side wherever he went and irrespective of the state of condition he was in. David went through a lot, either in the midst of the valley of the shadow of death or by the stream of living water; no matter what, God’s presence was ever with him.
God’s love is manifested through His hand to all who dedicate their lives to Him. He acts on His words and everyone who is in His embrace will feel safe and secure. David referred to God’s hand in two aspects:
- God’s hand leads us. He directs through His teaching so that we shall not deviate from the truth. God leads from the front so that we shall not go astray.
- God’s hand holds us. He makes sure we do not slip while walking on slippery path and handholds us so that we remain on the right path. We are saved today because God’s hands are holding us tightly and when we fall, His outstretched hands will help us back on our feet.
Today God gives us the assurance that His hands are around us and He is there to provide what is best for us. His pair of strong hands will hold on to us whenever we are weak. Indeed, He will never let us slip out of His hands.