They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed – Mark 6:56
At amazes me that everyone who touched Jesus was healed! Healed from what? Well the list is endless. It doesn’t really matter what they were healed from, the important thing is that they were healed; meaning Jesus restored what was broken.
Just think about this for a moment. We live in a broken world. We have broken governments, broken schools, broken homes, broken marriages, broken systems, broken finances, broken churches and broken lives. So if this is the case, and just touching Jesus will bring healing, then shouldn’t this be our aim as Christians and leaders. Shouldn’t we be leading people to the point they can touch Jesus?
Seems obvious, and most churches in the world would agree that is their aim. However, I believe the church is also the very hands and feet of the resurrected Christ. If this is the case then when people are touched by the church, shouldn’t they be healed? Shouldn’t they find restoration for their brokenness?
I honestly believe that as a church we need to position ourselves to be able to touch people, but the problem is that many have stopped touching Christ themselves, and if the church stops touching Christ then how can anyone find restoration when the church touches them. It’s one big link almost like a string of Christmas lights!
This world needs healing; it is the mandate of the church to touch the world so they can receive healing. Don’t be the broken link that stops the flow, reach out and touch him who we call Jesus and be healed!