Shards of Grace

He Took Her By the Hand


He took her by the hand 
and lifted her up.

Up from illness.
Up from depression.
Up from sorrow.


She was ill with a fever and he lifted her up.
As simple as that: a healing hand in time of need.


She took his hand 
and let him raise her up.

Up for wholeness.
Up for service.
Up for generosity.

As simple as that: a giving heart in time of need.

Mark 1:31
(Text by Jan Smith Wood - Photo by Danielle Dolson on Unsplash)