When I wrote the first post on this scripture, I got lost in compassion. I hope to bring out the other qualities Jesus displayed this trip.
King James Version (KJV)
“Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.”
Raising the dead, healing the sick, comforting the broken hearted. Jesus saw them, had compassion on them and “touched them“.
“And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.”
“And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.”
“So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.”
“And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.”
“When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.”
“And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?”
“And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.”
The touch of Jesus is what heals, saves and sets us free. He longs to touch all of us. He stands at the door of our hearts, knocking.
Have we let Him in? Have we let Him control our lives, our hearts, our minds? He reaches out to us.
He also recognizes when we reach out and touch Him. I believe this is the quickest route to receiving what we need.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Where is this throne of grace? AT THE FEET OF JESUS.
We must learn to sit at His feet, become one who loves Him. Learn to touch the hem of His garment. Lead us to those still waters Lord, please. Amen