Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Human Touch

Jesus separated Himself from the "religious leaders" not only by His life and teaching, but by His personality. In Mark chapter 1, a man with leprosy approached Jesus and asked for cleansing. The Jews would not go near such a man, not because of anything contagious, but because a leper was deemed "unclean."
But the Savior of the world was moved with compassion. He stretched forth His hand, touched him, and healed him (Mk. 1:41). It is the human touch of Jesus that reminds us of God's loving care. Those who practice this simple concept make an impact that goes far beyond their understanding and into the the souls of others.
'Tis the human touch in this world that counts,
The touch of your hand and mine,
Which means far more to the fainting heart
Than shleter and bread and wine;
For shelter is gone when the night is o'er,
And bread lasts only a day,
But the touch of the hand and the sound of the voice
Sing on in the soul alway. ~ Spencer Michael Free

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