Since the beginning of March, it has been a unique experience. Since around the 2nd or 3rd of the month, I have not had feeling on my left side. It is not complete paralysis, but I have trouble recognizing when I’m touching an object or distinguishing between hot, warm, cool and cold. I drop things more than before. It is a struggle to turn on and off my light and just do some basic things you don’t usually have to think about. (In case you’re curious, I have help typing and posting to this blog. As you can imagine, it has becom more difficult.)
We may not want to admit it but there are times when we don’t feel the touch of heaven; God’s touch. It feels cold and we feel alone. But there is a simple remedy that might be overlooked or discarded. And that is, simply, the touch of a person. A hug, a hand hold or touching someone’s shoulder can be powerful. There is even research that shows the healing power of touch. In reaching out to others and remembering this very basic need, we serve as ambassadors of God, demonstrating his love and affection.
While heaven may at times feel far from our grasp, we are still within God’s grasp because He is within each of us.