Hand of God | Comfort | Healing

“He went to her, took her by the hand, and helped her up” (Mark 1:31).

There is a scene in a novel called “My Lady of the Chimney Corner” in which “the lady” has gone to comfort a grief-stricken neighbor. Gentle as a falling leaf, she puts her hand on the neighbor’s head and says:

God takes a hand whenever He can find it, and just does what He likes with it. Sometimes He takes a bishop’s hand and lays it on a child’s head in benediction. And then He takes the hand of a doctor to relieve the pain, the hand of a mother to guide a child. And sometimes He takes the hand of a poor old creature…

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