I HAVE recently acquired three carriages for my G Gauge model railway in the garden. At one end of each carriage is a coupling hook; whilst at the other end there is just the loop for the hook to clip into.
At certain parts of the railway there are some small bumps or dips and this causes the couplings to disengage from each other. To overcome this I have put a hook on each end, which keeps the train together as it travels along.
When I was about four or five-years-old, I have this vivid memory of walking out of a large shop holding someone’s hand, and it was not my father’s. As soon as I realised, I let go of the stranger’s hand and quickly ran to my father who was just a couple of steps away. Even at that young age I had a tremendous feeling of relief at being cared for by my dad.
The Bible talks a lot about hands, especially the hands of God and Jesus Christ.
In John’s Gospel, in the New Testament, we read these words that Jesus spoke to the crowd. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand”
What comforting words if we are feeling lost or alone.
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