When these words are spoken it is a gift, an opportunity to trust and make a firm connection. At the time you reach for someone’s hand, and they take yours in return, there is a period of mutual exchange occurring.
There is the gift of comfort; there is the willingness to connect; there is the desire to lead and to guide; there is the faith to be led. Taking someone’s hand is a symbol of trust.
In my hand I hold my heart.
When I take someone’s hand we hold our hearts together.