Science tells us that a child born and untouched will soon die. Touch is an important aspect of life, and touch has its place in our relationships with others. That is why when we are glad to see someone, we shake hands, or in some cases, share a hug. Even animals love the power of a touch, as you can see from these lovely puppies, cuddling close.

But there’s a kind of touch that though it may remain invisible to the human eye, the soul that has been touched gives evidence that this touch is real.

The touch of Jesus’ hands brought healing to many while He walked on this earth. He still walks, touches and heals. Today, allow me to share with you a few thoughts on what happens to our spiritual constitution when Jesus touches our lives.

“AND JESUS PUT FORTH HIS HAND, AND TOUCHED HIM, SAYING, I WILL; BE THOU CLEAN. AND IMMEDIATELY HIS LEPROSY WAS CLEANSED.” Matthew 8:3

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Allow me to share with you this short piece: #2, 607- WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN TOUCHED…

When you have been touched

by the Power of God;

The mind continues a divine search

to find treasures more worthy than gold.

When you have been touched 

by the Wisdom of God;

The thoughts begin to match

the Divine thoughts of old.

When you have been touched

by the Benevolence of God;

Your hands will cease to scratch

as you find service among the needs of the human fold.

When you have been touched 

by the Omnipotence of God;

Your feet go on the road with a march

walking others through His promises bold.

When you have been touched

with the Salvation of God;

Your words bear so much

stories of redemption to be told.

When you have been touched 

by the Beauty of God;

remain upon the Root of Jesse’s branch,

fruit to bear until you are old.

When you have been touched 

by the Forgiveness of God;

His humility remains your constant search

as the love for others in your heart unfolds.

When you have been touched 

By the Presence of God;

Your whole being stays on watch

surrendering to Him alone as your Lord.

~Beryl Nyamwange @2016

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