Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Loving Touch

"And it came to pass, ...a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And he (Jesus) put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him."   (Luke 5:12-13)

By touching this man, even though he was  unclean, Jesus was showing him his value. He was communicating to him that he was important to the Father, and that he mattered. 

It was through that one act of touching him fearlessly and saying I will,  that this man was made clean and restored.

This should reassure us, that the Father is not afraid to touch us in our uncleaness. That we are valuable and important. With His loving touch He willing makes us whole.