4/6/16: Touch Technology
Cell phones, tablets, computerized copy machines, microwave ovens, global positioning system devices, even automatic teller machines – many gadgets are made with touch screens. No longer is there a need to push buttons; now just touch the magic screen in the right places, and the device does your bidding. Even my 18-month-old grandson knows how to swipe and tap his parents’ tablets and phones to make those devices entertain him with Sesame Street!
Well, I’m here to tell you that touch technology is nothing new. Jesus introduced touch technology long before the computer was ever even invented. In Luke chapter 8, we read of a woman who had been ill with a bleeding disorder for 12 years. She slipped into the crowd one day as Jesus was passing by and “touched the border of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood stopped” Luke 8:44 (NKJ). Later in that same chapter, Jesus arrived at Jairus’ house where the man’s little 12-year-old daughter had just died. Jesus touched the little girl by taking her by the hand. He then “called, saying, ‘Little girl, arise.’ Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately” Luke 8:54 (NKJ).
Notice something about the touch technology of Jesus: when the woman touched Him and when He touched the little girl, the results were immediate. The woman’s blood flow ceased right then. The little girl came back to life instantly. Not only were the results immediate, they were also astonishing. A twelve-year disease that had stumped the medical community was simply gone; a dead twelve-year-old girl lived again.
You might think a touch screen is cool, but I dare you to experience Jesus’ touch. The Greek word for touch (haptomai) means ‘to attach oneself to.’ Reach out and touch Jesus or be still and let Him touch you. Just be ready for the immediate and astonishing flow of His power into your situation.
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