Abide. Remain. Do not depart. This is what we have been charged with. The Christian life is all about holding on and staying connected to the source of all we need.
I long to be tied to the dock—for a lifetime. Not just today, tomorrow, or next week, but to the end.
Honestly? The thought of holding tightly for a lifetime is wearying.
What it takes to cling to Christ
I cannot hold on—I will not hold on—without His hands surrounding mine.
When my little ones are learning to swing, I cover their little hands and grip the chain. When they let go they don’t fall because my hands are surrounding theirs. I am holding on for them.
So it is with grace.
Grace is His big, strong hands covering mine. Gently yet firmly grasping the rope with my hands safely sandwiched between.
My soul clings to you;
Your right hand upholds me.
(Psalm 63:8 ESV)