‘But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” (Matthew 17:7 ESV)
Skin was an interesting selection for the shell of a human soul. What kind of creative mood was Father God in when He came up with that? There is no material quite like it. Skin. Full of receptor cells. Begging to be touched.
Who can resist touching the toes of a newborn? All lined up like kernels of corn on the cobb? Somehow, as children grow into adults touch becomes less common, more formal. We actually give classes that teach a “proper” business handshake!
But, beloved, Jesus touched. He sent healing energy into others with the slightest touch. Be mindful DearOne, of touch. Make it a priority – it seems so simple – touch heals. Notice the warmth in a handshake … the weight of shelter in a hug … the healing competition in a wresting dual … pleasure and pain, joy and sorrow, His dynamic love pours through you to the need of another. Jesus touched. Simple. Powerful.