Bill Hybels comments: ‘No doubt you’ve seen a picture of Michelangelo’s most famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, “The Creation of Adam,” in which he portrays God and Adam with their hands outstretched toward one another. God is leaning and straining towards Adam, and His fingertip almost touches Adam’s hand, which is more relaxed, not nearly as intent on its mission.

Now imagine Adam’s hand reaching out another six inches, grabbing firmly hold of God’s hand, and hanging on to it tightly. That image captures the single biggest [replenisher] in my life: being firmly hand-in-hand with God.’

Bill Hybels, Simplify, 2014, London: Hodder & Stoughton, p.17-18