PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• This is Day 5, and our final day, of our week-long focus on the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch.
Physical touch is such an important part of our lives.
We give hugs of comfort, squeeze hands of encouragement, and give high fives in celebration.
It’s an extension of our need to connect with other people.
Some of my favorite stories of Jesus involve touching.
The woman who touched the hem of His robe is undoubtedly my favorite (Mark 5:25-34).
I also love that despite being in the middle of the ultimate betrayal and arrest that would lead to crucifixion, Jesus showed compassion and touched the ear of the servant in order to heal him (Luke 22:50-51).
But today, let’s talk about the miracle found in Matthew 9:27-31.
Two blind men approached Jesus to be healed and in verse 29, it says, “Then he touched their eyes, saying, ‘According to your faith be it done to you.’”
What I love about this verse is that while Jesus physically touched these blind men’s eyes, He didn’t just restore their vision.
He gave them so much more than eyesight.
He gave them freedom and most of all, validation for their faith in Him.
And today, Jesus, as the author of our faith (Hebrews 12:2), uses His word to touch the eyes of our hearts so we can grow in faith, see His hands working in our lives, and by doing so, He gives us the hope of an eternal future in heaven.
Jesus is alive and active!
And He still has His hands on our lives.
So the question today is this—are you living with the faith of the blind men?
Even though they couldn’t see Jesus, they recognized Him as the Son of God and acknowledged His authority…
Does your life reflect the same kind of faith?
Today, as you pray, thank God for the gift of touch.
Thank Jesus for having His hand on your life.
And ask the Holy Spirit to help you feel His presence and trust the guidance of His hand.