The Master’s Touch

When I saw this Friday’s topic ‘TOUCH’ I said “WOW! What timing as I recently had this idea of doing a piece of writing on the Master’s touch and which I am working on right now.

Everyone at some time needs a touch, a hug, some acknowledgement of knowing that they are loved and cared for.

My dad was the tactile one more so than my mum. I remember how he would tickle us until we couldn’t stop laughing, romp with us like a kid himself, play hide and seek with us, up to when we became young teenagers. His hugs were unforgettable and he would carry us on his shoulders where we would be so high up we could see the world, or so we thought at the time. He was also a good listener. To this day I tell people he was the best listener after God.

So how much more to us is our Heavenly Father who has reached down to us and touched us with His love by sending His Son, Jesus Christ who, in physical form, touched and healed all who came to Him, both physically and spiritually.

When the blind man came to Jesus, He asked him, “What do you want me to do for you?”….The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.” (Mark 10:51). What about the woman caught in adultery. “Jesus straightened up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, sir.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way, and from now on do not sin again.” (John 7:10-11). Wherever we need Jesus’s touch whether physically, emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, He is always ready, willing and waiting to give it to us, all we have to do is ask.

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What Next

 

What Next?

I’ve recently come back to the UK for my six-month stint before I leave once again for Florida. I’ve just moved into a rented flat but with so many issues. I am reminded that before I left Florida I did ask God to go before me.

God did indeed go before me evidenced by the fact that the flat I got was not the one intended for me and because of that, I am in walking distance to a great evangelical church. (Something else I asked God for when I prayed for Him to go before me). They call themselves the twenty-four seven church because of their outreach in the community, especially to the poor.

It turns out that as this accommodation is temporary, I will be on the move again. Something I have been doing for the past five years, but which I do not relish doing for another five years or even permanently. And because of all the issues with this flat, I found myself complaining rather than being thankful, remembering that I did ask God to go before me, and he has! This town has been voted the friendliest town in all of the UK. It is also expensive to live here but I know it is where God has brought me.

Didn’t I pray, “Lord, go before me?”My pray now is, “Lord, what next?”

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