Have you touched “Him”
Mar 5:21 Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. Mar 5:22 Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, Mar 5:23 pleading fervently with him. “My little daughter is dying,” he said. “Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live.” Mar 5:24 Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him. Mar 5:25 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. Mar 5:26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. Mar 5:27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. Mar 5:28 For she thought to herself, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” Mar 5:29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition.
Mar 5:30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” Mar 5:31 His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” Mar 5:32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. Mar 5:33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done. Mar 5:34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.” (Mark 5:21-34- NLT)
The above scripture is a familiar one to most of us. We know about the woman with the blood disease and how she touched Jesus. However, have we touched him? I know that we cannot physically touch our Lord, but, we can touch him in the spirit realm. Jesus is not untouchable as some might think. He is available for us to touch and be touched by him in our every day life.
We can feel the presence of Jesus and feel his touch when we take time to spend quite moments with him each day. We can also feel him as we worship him, all by ourselves, just you or me with the Master.
There are many people who touch us each day, and, we are moved in different ways by their touch. But, we are never moved by anyone the way the Savior moves us with his touch. For most of us, we desire to be touched by someone every day. It does not matter whether it is our children, husband, wife, siblings, friend, etc. We were created to long for a pleasant and satisfying touch from someone. Not all touches from all people are wise. We should be very careful who we allow to touch us, and how they touch.
Let us desire the touch of the Master first and foremost because as we have read in the above scripture, there is healing, deliverance and complete satisfaction in his touch. As we continue our journey, when we are lead by the Holy Spirit of God, reach out and touch someone. There is healing in our touches also, and we can let someone else feel the touch of Jesus through us. Blessings
Pastor's Mike and Allean Morgan are also facilitators for a class that was founded by Pastor's Francis and Flower
Briscoe entitled "What God Has to Say About "Marriage". Our final follow-up conference for this year was May 12th. The 6th annual conference date for this year is
October 5-6 at Holiday Inn in Washington, D.C. Praise God for what He is doing. The cost of the rooms if you desire to stay overnight
will be $179.00. However, if you have discount cards, you will be able to get a better rate. The cost for this conference is $75.00 per couple and $50.00 for singles. In addition, there is under ground parking at this hotel for a fee, and, also there is a public parking lot across the street for a fee. We do not yet have the cost of parking, however, we will ascertain it, and let you know as soon as it becomes available. Our follow-up conferences for this year will start in November, and we will let you know the date as soon as it becomes available. Please remember that the follow-up conferences are free to all who desire to attend. You can visit our website for more
information at www.whatgodhastosayaboutmarriage.com.