Sunday, September 4, 2011
Touching Jesus in Today's World
In today's world, as children of God, we can still say "Touching Jesus is all that really matters, But there is only one way to really touch Him, just believe when you call on His name." As Christians we are always waiting for God to touch us; but a lot of Christians have failed to realize Jesus has come already and just like the woman with an issue of blood who desperately needed a healing, we can, just like she did, reach out and touch Him anytime. When we pray and call upon His name in a desperate situation, just believe on his name, just believe He has heard our prayer. Have that faith as a grain of mustard seed. When you do that you have touched His heart, and everything becomes well, peace comes to our soul, and deliverance follows. Faith is very simple if you are a Christian, it is embedded in our daily life. Too simple for most people to believe, But for the Christian who believes, it is the power of God.
Today, in this modern world, we are so much more informed about the causes of most illness, but we still, over and over again allow our bodies and minds to be influenced and changed by the world that we live in, a world that does not believe like Christians do, and because of this we, sometimes, allow ourselves to become influenced by this dis-ease ridden world. The world we live in is a difficult, challenging, trying, unkind , stressful, and a self-centered world. It is easy to fall away from the person we should be. It is times like this that we too need the cleansing touch of Jesus, to have our minds and bodies touched by His omnipotent and supreme power. What a great God we serve.
There are times when the anxiety, tension, anxiety, and pressure of living makes our lives almost unbearable. Our own understanding and center of attention becomes almost fruitless and doomed to failure. You can thank Satan for that. Our minds are constantly active, and rest seems like it just is not possible most of the time. It is at times like this when we need the Quieting touch, that only Jesus can give. The kind of touch that takes away the indifference and intensity that plagues our lives and brings peace, from above, in its place. That touch takes away the cares of this old world and gives a person peace beyond all understanding.
For a Christian the right kind of faith is a wonderful thing, because the more faith we have, the closer to God we are. The more faith that we have in the Lord, the stronger we will grow in Him. We knowing our journey with the Lord is a nonstop. It is not, as some people think, a once in a lifetime experience, but it is a series of experiences of Him touching our lives, where we all of a sudden become conscious to the fact, that we are in the presence of the one who died for us. Oh how great is our God!
When Jesus was seen, by some of His disciples, in the presence of Moses and Elijah, At the Mount of Transfiguration, the disciples fell onto the ground in total and complete horror. But we, also, read Jesus touched them and said. 'Get up, don't be afraid.' How many times in our daily lives do we need that same comforting and encouraging touch from Jesus. There are so many problems in this life. How often do we need to hear the words 'Don't be afraid.' spoken with the same certainty and reassurance that the disciples heard on that day. Jesus can bring the same touch to our lives in the very same way! He is the same yesterday, today, and forever!
For so many people who seek the Lord, they looked-for healing of the body and of the mind. There is far more to healing than the extraordinary and marvelous return of sight or hearing, or the healing of leprosy. Jesus touches every part of our lives, both physically and spiritually. For too many people, the healing comes as wrecked and out of order lives are made whole again; to others the healing is a real and tangible liberation with freedom from suffering; to other people it is an inner healing, a return to the spiritual bond between Our Lord and, you, His creation. The touch of Jesus means different things to different people, and different things at different times in a person's life.
The important thing to remember is that when the need is great, Jesus is always there to touch and make you whole. He said that he would never leave us or forsake us. All we need is the faith like that of the leper, of the blind and dumb man, and the many other people who were humble enough to confess that they were in need, and accepted, in their heart that Jesus was the only one who could satisfy their need. For Jesus to touch us, we must be willing to reach out and touch him as He passes by. If we will do that, if we will recognize that here stands the one who can bring cleansing, quieting, reassurance, liberation and healing then Jesus will reach out and touch our most inter being, and with that touch bring wholeness to our physical bodies, as well as our mind, soul, and spirit. Reach out and touch the Lord as He passes by today!