Touch is powerful. I am continually amazed whenever I get the privilege of holding a newborn baby—everything about them is awe-inspiring, but I’m always moved by their hands.
Those tiny hands hold so much potential. Someday they will hold a pen, tap on a tablet screen, grab the steering wheel of a car or maybe the control stick of an airplane. But for now they’re content to hold my finger.
There is a great concentration of nerve endings in the human hand. The sensation of touch communicates a vast array of information through those wonderful utensils on the ends of our arms. Over the years, that little baby in my arms will touch and feel things soft, hard, rough, smooth, hot or cold. Those hands will communicate love and affection, and maybe violence and hostility. Touch is powerful.
Our Evangel family has spent Sunday mornings in July looking at the most powerful touch anyone can experience: the touch of Jesus.
You may have experienced the negative power of touch, and so you might recoil at the thought of letting Jesus put His hand on your heart. But please trust Him. His touch is pure. His touch is gentle. His touch makes everything right.
Luke 5:12-13 NLT:
12 In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. “Lord,” he said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”
13 Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.