Jesus’ Touch

A part of the miracle of your creation is your epidermis. Scientists say it is a strategic part of your nervous system. It sends messages to the brain regarding heat and cold, pressure and pain. A part of it the size of a Quarter contains three million cells, a hundred sweat glands, fifty nerve endings and three feet of blood vessels. Its primary role relates to touch.

By it Jesus knew a woman touched Him. That was a physical touch, and though Jesus no longer touches us physically He does touch us spiritually. He touches the person with an aching sorrow, and by it the heavy cloud of grief and hopelessness is dispelled. He touches the competing athlete, the fearful soldier, and the anxious mother. He touches you….

To say He touched me is a metaphor for saying He illumined my mind, inspired my emotion, or instilled my will.

You can feel, that is, sense His touch by a multiplicity of means. He continues to touch us by transforming impacts on our life. There have been times most of us have sung along with Bill Gaither:

“Shackled by a heavy burden
‘Neath a load of guilt and shame
Then the hand of Jesus touched me
And now I am no longer the same
He touched me, oh, He touched me
And oh, the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened, and now I know
He touched me, and made me whole
Since I’ve met this blessed Savior
Since He’s cleansed and made me whole
Oh, I will never cease to praise Him ….”

That initial saving touch is experienced all through life, even today. Sometimes it is such a tender touch it isn’t even felt, but still it is a guiding touch.