The Power of Jesus’ touch
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 10:30am
"Some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly speak, and they begged him to place his hand on the man for healing. Jesus took him away from the crowd by himself and put his fingers in the man's ears. Then he spit and touched the man's tongue."
It's a visceral image, the one of Jesus healing this man. Imagining someone sticking their fingers in my ear or touching a hand to my tongue makes me shudder. In the U.S., most of us are socialized to have very little physical contact with anyone aside from our romantic partners.
But this text brings into great relief the power that touch can have -- particularly the power it has to heal. It's a power that Jesus embodied.
This week you're invited to consider moments of healing touch in your own life, perhaps it was a hug from a family member, a professional massage (or maybe just a hair wash and cut), or the tender handling of a doctor or nurse. Through whose hands has Jesus touched and healed you?
We hope to see you on Sunday!
"Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name." —Psalms 103:1
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