Who touched me? 🤔

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The sense

Touch is one of the basic senses with which we all are born. The person without sense of touch will have terrible time in this world.

The need

We all need to be touched by someone. When we are born we need a warm hug from our mother. This motherly touch keeps the baby from hypothermia. The close skin to skin care given by mother is life saving for the premature babies. This care known as kangaroo mother care (click to go to the link).

The comforting touch

There are wanted and unwanted touches. I will restrict myself to touch which is practiced in appropriate manner in right time with the permission. Do you remember when you were discouraged and someone came along and encouraged you by just placing hand over your shoulder? How much you must have been grateful for such gesture of goodwill.

The healing touch

Dear friends, human touch has healing powers. There is definitely difference between a doctor who doesn’t like to touch patients and the other doctor who regularly touches patients appropriately. Patients of the second doctor will experience faster healing.

Vigilant touch

Today the gesture of touching someone spontaneously is viewed as something offensive and objectionable. We have to think 💯 times before touching another human being. So be vigilant. Avoid unnecessary and unwelcome touch.

Who touched me?

In the scripture an incident is mentioned wherein Jesus asked a question, Who touched me?”

Luke 8:45 NASBS
And Jesus said, “Who is the one who touched Me?” And while they were all denying it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing in on You.”

The sickness

This is a story of a woman who had bleeding for 12 years. In spite of consulting best gynaecologist and in spite of draining all her resources she didn’t experience any improvement.

Luke 8:46 NASBS
But Jesus said, “Someone did touch Me, for I was aware that power had gone out of Me.”

The belief

This lady learnt about Jesus and she decided to go to him. It is possible that she was ashamed to discuss women issue with Jesus Christ. She believed in her heart that if she could touch him then she will be healed.

The faith in action

It was ceremonially unclean to touch a woman who was bleeding. She dared and touched the helm of his garment. She was instantly healed.

The healing

Usually Jesus Christ would touch the sick and heal them. In this instance, the sick person touched Jesus and received healing. The healing process practiced by Jesus did work in reverse order as well.

The liberation

I don’t believe that Jesus Christ was taken by surprise. Jesus Christ must have known the very thoughts and intentions of this woman. He inquired about this touch just to help this woman to come out of her fears and be liberated. He said go in peace.

The touch of faith

Jesus said to her that your faith has healed you. See the goodness of the Lord. He encouraged her as regards to her faith. Jesus honored her faith by healing her.

Prayer

Dear reader, may God help us and use us to touch the lives of sick people around us. May we touch the Lord Jesus through our faith and receive the required power to help the wounded and suffering.

God bless you.

Shalom 🕊️

From the Bible blogger 😇

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