Life is lived both at the individual level and at the communal level. There are private things that we choose to keep to ourselves and there is what we choose to let the community know about us. When we come together at the communal level, we all want to put of best foot forward. We wear the best smiles and act okay despite the fact that each of us is fighting battles we may never know and behind the smiles and the giggles are some wounds and scars we cannot imagine. This is what happened in the scriptural story of Jesus going to heal Jairus daughter. People were at the communal level jostling and bumping each other with anticipation of what this great prophet was about to do. Many were there pushing and shoving without any real needs and just spectating what Jesus would do. Nothing different from what we do in God’s presence today. All gathered but for different reasons. God is not just moved by our presence but by the genuine need. Amidst these great congregation, and beyond the shoving and the pushing, Jesus felt a personal touch. Different people were there for different purposes but one needy woman who did not even have a decent opportunity at the pulpit to fellowship with Jesus had a real need. Having suffered from a 12 years bleeding problem, the lady was not raising her hands because others raised, she was not there as a spectator but as a participant, she was not there for a push but for a touch. Does Jesus feel your touch amidst the pushing and jostling of today’s society? Where do we allow communal worship to rob us the joy of personal intimacy with God? Where do we allow ourselves to get lost in the crowd? The same Jesus you are busy jostling and pushing around with is performing miracles. The blind can see and the lame can walk. Graves are being opened and families restored! Refuse to be a spectator in your relationship with God. Go for a personal touch.
“He made known His ways to Moses, His acts to the children of Israel.” Psalms 103:7 NKJV
Last modified: October 29, 2020