Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I Will Lift Up Your Hand

There is a story about a man in battle. As long as he kept his hands raised towards God his army was victorious but when he grew tired and lowered his hands the enemy began to win. Knowing he was tired, his close friends came alongside and held his hands up for him. That act caused them to win the battle. That is actually a story from out of the bible. Why I love it so much is the picture it paints about friendship and the difference it can make in the heat of the battle. For this man it helped him stand and win.

We all need those people who come alongside us when we are in the battle to help hold us up and remind us we are not alone. Someone who sees the need and acts. Someone who just holds our hands for awhile.

This is not just who I want to be, but who I am at my deepest core. Am I perfect at it? No. Am I meant to be there for everyone? No. But who I am and want to be is the one who is ready when I see the need to take the time to stop and take another's hand. It also means, allowing others to take mine.

I would like to think that this blog is a place where for just a few minutes I get to hold your hand. I hope that when you go your just a bit stronger, a bit more hopeful and that you know you are not alone.

For in doing so, you hold my hand back too.

1 comment:

Diane J Standiford said...

This is a beautiful post. Your soul has got to be beautiful as well. Your blog has been awarded.
You can "pick up" your award at my blog...if you want. Your blog deserves more viewers as it is very inspirational.
Is there anything more important than lifting up another? As we lift others, we rise ourselves.