The Healing Power of Touch

Apr 26, 2021 872

The Healing Power of Touch

In one of the first miracles of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, Jesus demonstrates the healing power of touch. A man with leprosy came to him and fell on his knees, begging to be healed. Jesus reached out his hand, touched him and healed him (1:40-45).

Then a woman who has been bleeding for twelve years touched him and she was immediately healed (5:24-34). Not long after that, Jesus takes the hand of a little girl who had died, tells her to get up, and she comes back from the dead (vv.35-43).

What do all these miracles have in common? It’s the touch of Jesus. But not only that, it’s also who Jesus touches. Jews were forbidden by law to touch lepers, blood, and corpses. All of these people whom Jesus healed were considered unclean. Anyone who touched them also became ritually unclean and could only be made again by a rigorous ritual cleansing process. That’s why, for example, when the leper came to Jesus, the words he said weren’t “heal me,” but actually,

If you are willing, you can make me clean (Mark 1:40, NIV).

Of course Jesus was willing!

People are still experiencing Jesus’s healing power of touch.

In fact, Jesus was so willing, that the instances I’ve mentioned are only examples. Throughout his gospel, Mark delights in showing Jesus touching almost everything that Jewish religious declared unclean and untouchable.

We often take the importance of physical touch for granted. During World War II there was an experiment done with orphaned babies. It’s an experiment that probably would never be ethically allowed today. There were two groups of orphaned babies. The first one had their basic needs met, and additionally received physical touch and soothing words. The second group of babies only had their basic needs met, with no unnecessary touch. The babies who didn’t receive physical touch began to lose weight and become ill, while the other babies thrived.

Physical touch is vital to our healthy development and happiness. MRI scans of the brain have revealed clear changes in brain activity when a person is touched. 

Jesus touches the untouchable.

It’s wonderful to be touched by someone who loves you isn’t it? It’s even better to be touched by Jesus. His touch is the touch by the clean of the unclean. It’s the touch that transcends every boundary and barrier. It’s the touch that cleanses, forgiveness, heals and restores.

One of the themes of the gospel of Mark is that Jesus touches the untouchable. That’s true in your life also. Where others turn away, Jesus will draw near to you. Where others set up barriers to keep you away, Jesus will demolish them. And where others fear to get close to you, Jesus is longing to touch you.

Jesus hasn’t changed. People are still experiencing his healing power of touch today.

The more that you allow him, the deeper into your soul Jesus will touch. And wherever he touches within you will be slowly be filled with healing and with light. Understanding will be followed by peace, and peace will be followed by joy.

Eliezer Gonzalez

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Rob

May 6, 2021

It's wonderful to hear the personal testimonies of Teferi, Olivia and Jason. May God bless you.


Teferi Kebede

May 2, 2021

I witnessed the difference the touch of Jesus brings to our lives today. Miscarriage abandoned and my house had one baby boy and one bay girl within the last four years through the touch of Jesus through man of God prophet Meseret Taye, Global mercy of God Church founder, Wollega, Ethiopia. The touch of the power of God is still working. However, only few are being benefited from those touch and I recommend large scale education of all mankind to test it!


JASON ANDREW TOPPIN

May 2, 2021

ON TUESDAY 14TH OCTUBER 2008 T 625AM MELBURNEN TIME I CAME TO KNOE JESUS I MADE A RIYAL MESS OF THINGS I WAS AN ANGY YOUNG MAN FOR YEARS UBNTIL TE LORD SAD I HAD TI DEAL WITH IT AND WOTHGOPUT ARGUMENT I DID WELL FROM TIME TO TIME I ADMIT I DO GET ANGRY LOKE VERYONE ESE DOES.


Olivia

Apr 26, 2021

20 yrs ago my life was a mess I had walk in God house to listen to the serenity 12steps of the road to recovery but when I enter God house a feeling came over me as I sat there God present came over me that's when I knew God had plans for me to get up on that apodia and speak two every single person that was there containig street drugs I thank God for hearing my heart cry out for Help and he heard my calling and I thank Jesus for saving my life I thank Jesus for transform my life and. Rebirth me and my body back to being whole again today tomorrow and always I thank God Jesus for truly healing my body as a whole with all the love he has for me amen


Olivia

Apr 26, 2021

20 year's ago I was unclean my life was a mess then I set in the house of God and surely he lay his hands of power on me I knew I was there to hear the 12 steps of serenity but I knew what had just came over me and that was God present I went there just to listen that day God had other plans for me and that was to speak on the podium to every single person that was going through the same trauma of street drugs and was reaching out for Help and today I will say that God has change me into a much better person then I have been I thank Jesus for saving my life and that he heard my heart crying out for his love for me and I still give God and Jesus thanks for transform my life back to rebirth cause even today it still gives me a since of pride knowing Jesus was ahead of me I praise God and his son Jesus for making my life whole again today tomorrow and always amen.


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