Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Healing touch

The surgery was a success. I wasn't even home yet when the wave of pain and nausea hit me. I curled my body over and cried like a little girl. The first of many times...

My sweet husband, Greg, is a great caretaker. From the minute we pulled out of our garage at 4:30am, to the hundredth time of filling my water bottle, he was "all in". As we've struggled to find our new 'normal', he has jumped through hoops to try to make me comfortable. Who knew it would only take a touch.

In the midst of a very low moment, Greg did the only thing he knew that would make me feel better. He rubbed my hair. I could feel my body relax despite the maelstrom of nausea and pain I was caught in. His gentle touch calmed my storm.

Over the last few days when clouds of pain, defeat or fear came rolling in, Greg has grounded me back into reality with a gentle touch of his hand. Neither of us have liked experienceing the pain but, together, we're getting through it.

God uses each of us to be a comfort to one another. His word is a healing ointment to the hurting and we can apply His truth with a gentle touch and welcoming arms. A 'get well' hug for a dear friend or just being there to hold someone's hand as they cry can bring far more healing than we can imagine.

Do you feel God prompting you to reach out and show His love to someone who's hurting? Is something keeping you from it? Trust me, your healing touch may be exactly what they need...

Be blessed,
Jennifer

"Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength.“Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.” Daniel 10:18-19

2 comments:

Teri Jones said...

I am sorry to hear you are walking through this, but thank you for using it to encourage others and to bring God glory. May the Healer bring your body back to His original design. In Jesus' Name. I'll continue to pray for you.

Jennifer said...

Thank you Teri! I appreciate your kind words and prayers. God is truly the great Healer!

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