I give them eternal life; and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.  John 10:28

This evening I suggested a walk around the neighborhood to my husband.  He agreed and picked up a golf club and ball.  Aspen excitedly decided to take her scooter rather than her bicycle.  We enjoyed strolling along while Brett took aim at his golf ball.  It was a beautiful evening for a walk despite the lack of wind and the small bugs that seemed to enjoy hovering around us.  I especially enjoy the time spent walking between hitting the golf ball, that is the time that Brett and I hold hands and just enjoy the walk, which can vary depending upon his iron of choice.  I don’t know a lot about golf, but I have learned that the higher the number, say an 8 or 9 iron, the more time we have for walking hand in hand.  The lower the number, say a 3 or 4 iron, the more time will be spent hacking into weeds looking for the ball and explaining to Aspen exactly why daddy tries to hit the little white ball with the stick if it makes him so mad–just kidding…mostly.

Back to holding hands, I can walk just fine and I don’t need help with my balance, but, as soon as I grasp hold of my husband’s hand walking just feels so much steadier, more solid in a way and grounded.   I’m sure those of you who hold hands while walking with your special someone know what I’m talking about.  Holding onto his hand is also very helpful on a walk thru the woods when I need help crossing a stream of a boost up a rock that is too tall for me.

We are all pretty capable of walking along life’s path on our own.  We can make decisions, not always the best ones, but as a general rule most adults feel capable of leading their lives.  But, life just seems to become so much more steady and solid when we hold onto the hand of Jesus.  And He is also great at giving us a boost through the tougher times in life. 

He tends His flock like a shepherd; He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart.  Isaiah 40:11