Grab Bars

May 17, 2023 –

We’re so used to bathroom grab bars that there seems to be no time when homes and hotels didn’t have them in all bathrooms. These safety products benefit seniors like me who are at high risk for falls.

Grab bars are safety devices enabling a person to maintain balance and have something to grab onto in case of a slip or fall. The National Institute on Aging reports that more than one in three people aged 65 or older falls yearly.

A spiritual grab bar is an essential safety against falling into sin. It reduces slipping and anxiety, prevents injury, and provides assurance to those who grab and cling to it. God’s Word says, “Fear the LORD your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name.” (Deuteronomy 10:20)

Believers are commanded “to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.”  (Joshua 22:5)

Compared to God’s grab bar, the world offers only a towel bar designed to hold light things like towels.