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Do You Stay in Touch?

The touch is the most underappreciated one of our five senses. The definition of touch is “to cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel”. When we touch someone it is a gesture of a relationship. In first time meetings, we shake hands as a sign of a new friendship or a new affiliation. In times of trouble, all that we long for is that one touch. In fear, a touch calms the heart. In sorrow, a touch comforts and heals the pain. A touch communicates more than a thousand words. Touch carves memories and touch overcomes doubt.

Writing about touch reminds me of Thomas (one of Jesus’ disciples). When the news of the resurrection of Jesus got to the disciples, Thomas refused to believe it. He said, unless he could touch Jesus and feel his wounds, he would not believe. That’s right, this is the same Thomas who walked and talked with Jesus. This is the same Thomas who saw Jesus walk on water, the same Thomas who ate the bread which Jesus multiplied for the multitudes. This is the Thomas who witnessed the resurrection of Lazarus when Jesus called him back to life from the tomb and the same Thomas who was amazed by the authority of Jesus when the waves and the winds obeyed Him. He saw the blind see, he heard the mute speak and he was there when the demons fled.

But in times like this rational and logic do speak louder than the TRUTH. His worries and problems clouded the past reality reducing them to dream-like experiences. His mind was confused by the many voices from all around and struggled to connect the present with yesterday. And then the unbelievable happened. Jesus appeared. Instead of condemning, Jesus called Thomas to reach out and touch Him.

When it seems like God has ceased to exist, all one needs to do is to reach out and touch Him. That touch will not betray your logic but will allow you to apprehend that there is another dimension of truth. It will help you to realize that this earth we live in is merely a shadow of a greater world of reality. You will discover not just that God is alive but that He is Life. It is not that hard to believe in God, after all, He is just asking us to stay in touch.

by Kater B

1 comment:

Lori said...

"...this earth we live in is merely a shadow of a greater world of reality. You will discover not just that God is alive but that He is Life."...really great writing. Love that.

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