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Thursday, March 24, 2005

the importance of touch

A picture speaks a thousand words. So true. But so does a touch. A touch speaks volumes in our lives. It's so true that when we are children we receive a lot of hugs, but as adults we back off from that.

Many times a touch can give more life than words. A friend giving a hug during a time of grief. A slap on the back after a good joke. A handshake that says I care about you. A wiping away of tears during a difficult time. These moments of touch are very poignant and powerful. They restore, they reconcile, they reassure, they forgive, they heal.

Have you ever noticed that when people touched Jesus they many times were healed? The Bible says in Luke 6:19, "and the people all tried to touch him, because power was coming from him and healing them all."

When we express love to one another through a touch, it's God's love flowing through us to those around us - and brings life and healing.


Words are deadly said...

That is so true, a simple touch can make someones day or it can brake it. Having a friend or even an acquentance come up to you and give you a hug, just lets you know that they care. On the other hand if someone "jokes" around and punches you on the shoulder it can be taken the wrong way, and cause a day full of pain. I believe that Kurt was right last night at the rally, The world DOES really need more loving and less hating. If we all went around giving our friends hugs everytime that we see them, they might think we are crazy. But it doesn't matter, because I know that later in the day (or even earlier that day) if that person has an arguement or a hard time with something, then I know they will look back on that hug and cherish it and just know that I am there for them. If everyone did that, the world would truely be a better happier place.

~Mindy Bartzen

Youth Extreme said...

There is nothing like the touch that sends you into the wall when trying to rebound a basketball to know someone really loves you....