I remember watching fans trying to get close to rock stars just to touch them. Elvis, the Beatles and many others travelled with crews whose only job was to keep their fans at a safe distance. Fans would do anything to get close. They just wanted to touch their heroes. And really, for what purpose; to simply be able to say they touched him.
People also flocked around Jesus, but there were two major differences. Firstly, Jesus did nothing to keep them away. He and His disciples actually encouraged people to come. Secondly, they didn’t come just so they could say they touched Him. They wanted to be healed by Him. They knew He was not a mere man and simply by touch, they could be healed.
In Luke 6:19 we are told, “And all the crowd sought to touch him, for power came out from him and healed them all.” (ESV) We cannot touch Him today the same way they did then, but we can reach out to Him spiritually and He is still willing and able to heal us, both physically and spiritually. Reach out to Him today and receive a miracle.
Published by Ray Richards