As babies we long to be held, and touched by Mom and Dad, it comforts us and causes us to feel safe and protected.
As we grow, a pat on the shoulder or back gives us encouragement, pushes us to do a better job, to excel.
We touch one another to convey love, (good), and sometimes lust, (not good).
We change when Salvation, gives us a New Heart, a Renewed Mind, and a set of standards that call us to Holiness, to be Set Apart, to be Witnesses of His Love and Grace.
As Christians we love the song, ‘He Touched Me’, for good reason. When we are touched by God, we can be healed, set free, delivered from bondage. It is a Powerful time and a change in our hearts.
In Touching, Miracles can be Conveyed. In Luke, we have 12 examples of touching, Jesus to man, and man to Jesus. Something wonderful occurs each time. It is Wonderful to be touched by Jesus.
The leper said to Jesus, ‘If you will, you can heal me.’. (Like 5). He realized Jesus was able to heal, just not sure He was worthy to be healed. Jesus answered, ‘I will: be thou clean.’, and he immediately was cleaned.
Jesus, raised the dead in, (Luke 7:14), and healed the ear of one who arrested Him. (Like 22:51). When children were brought to Him, He touches them all. (Like 18:15)
All-Powerful stuff, but, there is a better way. How much more Power is there when we learn to touch Him?
“And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.”
The woman with the issue of blood, she had spent all and decided if she could touch Him, she could be healed.
“Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.”
He was surrounded by a crowd, she had to work to gain access. He recognized her effort.
“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.
And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.”
Lord, help us to push through the crowds and learn to touch You
In both Matthew 14:36 and Mark 6:56. We find ‘All that touched Jesus, we’re made whole’.
There is Power in our hands. Will we learn to control it?
“Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them.”
We must learn to touch Jesus. To do that today, we probably need to fast and pray. Push through the mass of prayers and help Him to recognize yours.
We must set ourselves apart from the world, with renewed minds, bodies that are holy and acceptable, our reasonable service. (Romans 12:1-3)
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