The Bible says that Jesus touched the lepers, whom the society in his times, had branded as untouchables and unclean and healed them. The Bible also says that there were many who sought to touch him for when they did, the power (virtue) of God and healing flowed from him (Luke 16:19; Luke 8:46). Interestingly, the Bible also records that Jesus allowed sinners to touch him and he forgave their sins (Luke 7:38-50).
Christians are not those who have been born into Christian families, but those who have been born again in God’s family, because they have believed in Jesus Christ, the Son of God and trusted Him to be their Lord and Master. In other words, Christians are those who have reached out and touched Jesus and received the forgiveness of their sins. Christians are those who have been touched by the Lord Jesus Christ and made clean and whole, healed from the leprosy of sin. But the power of touch does not stop there. Christians have been touched so that they can do that which is commanded of them which is to direct others to the touch of Christ (2 Thessalonians 3:3-5) as they await His return.
Point(s) to ponder:
1. Have you reached out to touch Christ to experience and enjoy the power of God that brings about the forgiveness of your sin and total restoration?
2. Have you experienced the touch of Christ which makes you clean and holy?
3. If you/I have been touched by Christ Jesus, are you directing others to His touch?
2 Thessalonians 3:3-5 (KJV)
3 But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.
4 And we have confidence in the Lord touching you, that ye both do and will do the things which we command you.
5 And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.