Our sense of touch is one of God’s many gifts which enables us to uniquely show His love. I remember when my children were sick, I would hold them in my arms to comfort them. Even when they were asleep, their face would become more peaceful under my touch. Touching evoked a strong subconscious response in them. This is consistent with the indisputable medical research that associates healing with being touched.

It’s very interesting that when Jesus walked the earth, people wanted to touch Him so they could be healed. The Bible says:

“And the whole multitude sought to touch him: for there went virtue out of him, and healed them all.”  (Luke 6: 19)

Jesus touched a lot of people, from children to those no one else would dare touch. The Bible says: “And a leper came to him, [and said]…‘If you will, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, ‘I will; be clean.’” (Mark 1:40) We may not have the faith to heal like Jesus did, but most of us possess the gift of touch and God can use it to show love and comfort 

Through our sense of touch, we can experience God’s love flow out of us and into others. It’s not hard to do. We can wrap someone in a warm embrace, give a genuine handshake, tenderly wipe away tears, sit close and share a laugh, hold hands and pray, etc. Touching people is what Jesus did. When Jesus lives in us, we can touch others in His love!

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