When we were but little babes a mothers touch could heal any boo boo, a fathers touch during the most severe trauma can bring a feeling of safety and security. That is when the touch is a touch of love.
As teens we girls would get chills when a special boy held our hand. If we didn't like someone we didn't even want them close enough to touch us. Our personal space is an important place.
Jesus with his touch could give site to the blind, heal the sick and mend the broken heart. He knew without looking that someone touched him, and that person knew if she could just touch his garment she could be healed.
We have the power to comfort and heal with our touch because Christ lives in us.
I tell the students I work with, "when you work with a sick patient, look them in the eye when you talk to them and if you find the opportunity to talk and comfort also, touch them! They alot of times are germ-a-phobes. Soap and water baby!!!
We as the representatives of Christ should feel deeply about compassion and love. Faith Hope and LOVE, and the greatest is LOVE
We a brethren is hurting a touch on the hand says I feel your pain and want to comfort you.
I worked in health care for over 30 yrs. As a CNA, Caregiver, Medication Tech and last Administrator at an Assisted Living Facility. I learned from the very begining how important the touch, the comfort, the listening, and praying if the patient so desires. We become like family. It is so very comforting to be caressed on the check or hand, you can feel the love and the compassion. I still try to comfort others with the healing touch of Jesus Christ.
Thank You for sharing Sheri... .God Bless, Wordsofhope...
I also worked in nursing homes prior to nuclear medicine and that is truly a calling from God, to care for the often forgotten and end of their lives. It is something I think God has a special crown in heaven for. And your right even when these people are not in their right minds a smile and a touch speaks in a language everyone understands