Friday, 20 March 2020

17 - The importance of touch

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Our language has evolved over many thousands of years and now we have a few word for our vocab - "social distancing." In order not to spread any germs and the Covid-19 virus to anyone else, we are all encouraged to keep our distance from one another. 

However, it is only when we do this (and it is imperative that WE DO), that we realise the value of being in physical contact with others. I noticed on Sunday in our services that we all struggled not to hold hands with the people around us - we have got so used to it, that when it was not there anymore, we all felt its absence.

 "While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”
When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified. But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.” When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus." - Matthew 17:5-7

In this chapter, I was drawn to the moment that Jesus touched his disciples and spoke words of comfort to them. This made the world of difference to them. 

Although we can't do this at the moment, we can still speak words of love and comfort to each other. 

Living in Grace

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