Psalm 138: 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve me against the wrath of my enemies; you stretch out your hand, and your right hand delivers me. * * * * * * * "To offer a hand" is a phrase that means "to help." The help may come in the form of money, work, or even an actual hand. There are those of a variety of ages that challenged by gravity. A hand offered keeps them from face-planting on the planet. There are those who walk in the midst of great sorrow, anxiety, injustice or threat of violence. A hand offered is a hand that holds and protects. The one who holds and protects us created us with hands to offer. * * * * * * Holy God, may our hands be as much of a blessing as yours are to us. Amen.