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Holding Hands

A moment with a child can remind us of what really matters.

A moment with a child can remind us of what really matters. Take some time as you minister to children this month to let God speak to you through the simple things they say and do. It's yet another way you can listen to God.

It was a beautiful spring day, sunny but with a hint of coolness in the air. A day you needed a jacket, but not desperately.

My son, Aaron, and I decided to walk to the library, about four blocks from our house. After a bitterly cold winter, it was a relief to be able to walk instead of drive.

We strolled down the sidewalk, my son proudly marching along carrying the books we were returning in his backpack.

As we walked, Aaron slipped his hand into mine. A comfortable, familiar gesture, but it touched my heart this spring day. I was suddenly aware of how he's growing, how big his hand feels (even though it is still much smaller than mine).

I remembered how, when he was learning to walk, his hand gripped mine in a different way: tightly, pulling to steady himself.

And then ...

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