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.