“And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.”
Look through the history books and you will see story after story of people touched by Jesus. We read of a lonely leper who Jesus touched with healing compassion. We see Jairus’ daughter touched and raised to life. We see the sick and hurting touched by Jesus and made whole.
Jesus’ healing touch didn’t end when he ascended into heaven.
John Wesley was touched by Jesus and set the villages and cities in England on fire with his preaching on holiness.
Sixteen year old Charles Spurgeon was touched by Jesus and became known as the “prince of preachers.” His collection of over 3000 sermons is still treasured over a hundred years after his death.
Jesus touched a shoe salesman with little more than a sixth grade education named D. L. Moody who shook two continents for Christ. Some estimate that one million people came to Christ through his ministry.
Jesus touched a blind woman named Fanny Crosby who wrote thousands of hymns including “Blessed Assurance” and “All the Way My Savior Leads Me.”
And over twelve years ago, Jesus touched a young disabled man named Jason Mitchener who now writes song lyrics and devotionals about the King of kings and Lord of lords.
A touch of Jesus has transformed millions of lives over two thousand years. Has Jesus touched you? Have you been made whole by the power of his healing touch? Spend some time thanking Jesus for touching you. Allow him to touch you once again as you worship him. And ask him to use you to touch others.
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