Meaningful touches. There is a lot of to say about those two words. Studies show that touch signals safety and trust. In fact, it is said that a person needs 8-10 meaningful touches a day! A pat on the back, handshake, hug, high five. Different and creative ways to experience safety and trust in our life and on a daily basis. If we are honest with ourselves, we really do need meaningful touches.
Mark 1:41 Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched him. “I am willing,” he told him. “Be made clean.”
Now that’s a meaningful touch. Jesus reached out His hand and touched him. He wasn’t supposed to do that. This man had leprosy and He shouldn’t have touched him. He was willing and He was moved with compassion to give this man the meaningful touch he needed. No, it wasn’t eight touches that changed this man’s life; it was one touch by the savior of the world that changed him forever. Leprosy would no longer define or imprison this man. Leprosy would no longer hold him back or determine his future. No, Jesus touched him.
Meaningful touches. There is a lot to say about those two words. They are important in our lives and more than anything else, Jesus knows that and He is willing. If we are honest today, we really do need His meaningful touch. God is willing to use you to be His hands. To be the person who gives the one touch that may make a difference in someone’s life. Who is He sending you to? Where will He take you?
No, you may not be able to give one person eight touches but you can be used by Him to be the one touch that changes someone’s life forever. Are you willing to be used by God? He is willing and moved with compassion to take us out of our pain and suffering and it only takes a touch.
Until we see each other again