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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

When God Takes Your Hand

Miracles happen when God takes you by the hand.
In Jeremiah 31:32, God makes a covenant with Israel and brought them out of Egypt to the Promised Land. God says, I took them by the hand. (This phrase is used in the same context again in the New Testament, in Hebrews 8:9.)

After reading this passage, I decided to look for other Bible references where God (or Jesus) takes someone’s hand.

Here’s what I found:
  • Jesus brings Jairus’ daughter back to life. He went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose (Matthew 9:25, Mark 5:41, Luke 8:54).
  • Jesus heals Simon Peter’s mother-in-law. And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them (Mark 1:30-31).
  • Jesus heals the blind man after taking him by the hand and leading out of town. (Mark 8:23-25)
  • Jesus heals the young man with the deaf and dumb spirit. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose (Mark 9:17-27).
Do you notice a common thread?

Every time that God (or Jesus) takes someone by the hand, the person (or nation) is freed.
  • Israel was freed from slavery in Egypt.
  • Jairus’ little girl was raised from death.
  • Simon Peter’s mother-in-law no longer had a fever.
  • The blind man could see.
  • The deaf and dumb young man was freed from the demon.
When God takes your hand, you’re free!

In John 8, Jesus speaks to those who have believed in Him. He tells them that the Truth can make them free, that He Himself can make them free.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed (John 8:36).

Do you really want freedom?

Let Jesus take your hand.


  1. Muy cierto. Para ser un siervo de Dios completamente fiel, hemos de dejar que Jesús nos tome de la mano, y no soltarnos nunca.

  2. It's so simple yet we often fail to give him our hand, insteadthe try to do everything our own way. Thank you for sharing this post with us.

    1. Yes, we've all been there. When all else fails, turn it over to God. Sad, but true! The great thing is that we can learn to go to Him first! :o) Thanks for your comment, Lauren.


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