As the girls grow older we are starting to leave the prams behind when we go on our afternoon walks. We do not walk very far but my heart is always filled with joy as I get to hold a little hand in mine.
The danger in my daughter letting go of my hand is very real. Cars come around corners too fast without knowing we are there. If she trips whilst she is holding my hand I am able to keep her from falling, but if she is running ahead of me on the sidewalk when she trips, then there is nothing I can do to stop her from getting hurt.
Psalm 1 tells us the danger of walking in step with the wicked. It speaks about the man who chooses not to walk with the wicked, and describes him as blessed.
Psalm 1 vs 1
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked.”
If my hand is holding tightly to God’s then I am unable to hold the hand of the wicked. If I am holding tightly to God’s hand as I walk through this life then He will keep me from falling.
Jude 1 vs 24-25
“Now to him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever.”