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MISSING THE TOUCH

‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and go and pray to me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek me and find me, when you search for me with all your heart.’ Jeremiah 29: 11 – 13

Touch.  In caring for older people, carers are encouraged to touch them on the shoulder, the hand, the arm. The touch, whether we are old or young is so important in making a person feel wanted, needed, loved, and esteemed of worth.  Older people become isolated for many reasons and are not touched.

A woman after her husband had passed away, confided that the greatest thing she missed was the touch of her husband.

Jesus touched many people and they were healed. Nothing has changed, Jesus still touches people and they are healed, restored, in spirit and body. Jesus desires contact with us more than we want his touch.  Jesus touch still heals today.

When God touches us, we recognise how empty we are and how deeply we yearn for a touch that is more than a brief meeting.

Jesus reached out and touched the man and said, “Of course I will. Be healed.”And the leprosy left him instantly!’Luke 5: 13 LB

Jesus death was a means to open the door for God to win us, to touch us, heal us, give us n abundance of life. There is so much fullness, completeness in the touch of God. When we reach out and tough God’s heart, we are overwhelmed by a love so unfathomable we can only surrender ourselves and live for his touch.

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