A Deliberate Touch

“Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” Luke 8:46

Today is my son, Andrew’s 9th Birthday. I love Andrew immensely. Andrew is significantly younger than his siblings. I was an older Mom when I had him.

Our entire family was going through the trial of our life when I discovered I was pregnant with my little man. We were enduring the lawsuit from hell that lasted six years with no respite in sight with a man who I believe God used to teach me a lot about fraud, malice, oppression and how to “work” the court system. For we won our case on repeat and he was charged with fraud, oppression, malice.  I learned in the whole ugly process how a con artist thinks. I gained wisdom into the criminal mind. I saw first hand someone can use lies, deceit and manipulation to take advantage of good people.

My stress levels were so high in this season that my hair was falling out in clumps. When I discovered I was pregnant I wasn’t sure I had the stamina. So much stress. Such an awful season. I felt horrible for having these feelings. I was worried my stress levels would harm the baby.

But can I say, in light of all of this God knew exactly what He was doing and as usual, His timing is always perfect.

Andrew is what held me together in a most horrific season of my life.

When he was an infant he would stroke my hair as I held him and he would gently fondle my eye lashes. I couldn’t believe how soothing his little touch was. He was and still is the most gentle natured little gentleman. He speaks tremendous words of affirmation to me daily—to this day. He seems to be smitten with me and reminds me of how beautiful he thinks I am all the time. He tells me what a great Mother I am every day. He tells me how much he loves me every single day. I have zero doubt of his feeling toward me. His love belittles my fears and builds me up. This little guy has the same love language as me, so he knows how to speak to me, naturally. God knew Andrew was exactly what I needed and how to time his entrance to my life.

So be encouraged... God knows.
I think my little one is the one secret ingredient God used to keep me from becoming totally undone in a most horrific season of soul. I adore this little boy more than any could know. Speak life. Breathe life. Protect life. God can bring new born blessings in the midst of the difficulties in life.

What can be said of you? Can people feel healing power come when they are touched by you? When others come into contact with you are they soothed? A personal challenge to be our best everyday no matter what kind of day we are having. God just may be using you to administer His healing touch. Because there is wonder working power in His blood.