June 4 – By the Hand

Read: Matthew 9:18-26

But when the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took her by the hand, and the girl arose. (Matthew 9:25 ESV)

There is something special about clasping hands with another person. Recently my son started learning to hold my hand as he tries to go up or down steps. It is a gesture of security, comfort, and closeness.

When Jesus went to Jairus’s house he revived the man’s daughter in spite of skeptics, and mockery. As he performed the miraculous sign he took the girl by the hand. Hand in hand with Jesus she awoke from death into a new life.

Each of us that have believed on Jesus for salvation have experienced the same kind of thing on a spiritual level. We were dead in our sin. Our spirit was stirred and we turned to Christ. In him we pass from death into new life.

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