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June 14 – I May Be Untouchable, But Jesus Touched Me

June 14, 2012

Have you ever had a disease where nobody wanted to come around you?  Have you ever had people talk rudely to you because you exposed them (albeit, unintentionally)?  Have you ever felt shunned and mistreated simply because of circumstances you were in and of no fault of your own?  That’s what I have felt like lately.

We have a child who has contracted a skin disease, not life threatening or even of extreme concern, but serious enough to be treated, and of course, contagious.  While we would not ever deliberately or knowingly expose anybody else to this, others were exposed for a few days before we realized what it was.  We have spent the last few days isolating all the children, deep cleaning the house (lots of bleach) and treating the infection aggressively.  At this stage, it is beginning to heal and nobody else in the family has been infected.

While I am not normally bothered by others’ words and actions; words spoken that offers encouragement and hope are always preferred and welcome; and always soothes the soul.

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. (Proverbs 25:11)

I am reminded of the occasion where a leper called out to Jesus, that if He would only speak the words, He could be healed.  Jesus, not only with His words, but with a touch (forbidden by culture and the Jewish Law), reached out in compassion and healed that man.  What love.  What empathy.  What compassion.  That’s a friend who we can always count on. (Mark 1:40-45)

Let us not forget there is a whole world out there with people who are suffering from physical, spiritual and emotional issues.  We are called to touch them, love them, and reach them for the purposes of glorifying God.  It may mean putting ourselves at risk; but if one soul could be healed by touching them with compassion and love, it would be worth it all, especially to them!

“Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” – James 5-19-20

“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. And of some have compassion, making a difference:  And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” – Jude 21-23

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 14, 2012 4:37 pm

    Glad to see you are still blogging! I enjoy your posts.

    • June 15, 2012 9:07 am

      Thanks Stefani, was just overwhelmed with schedule for a couple of weeks, am going to try to keep this up through the summer. I appreciate the kind words.

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