Dave Walker, Weekend Lay Director
He Touched Me
(Artwork by a girl at the Children of Zion Village in Africa)
"As He went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus," but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life." Having said this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man's eyes. "Go" he told him, "wash in the Pool of Siloam". So the man went, and washed, and came home seeing. John 9: 1-3 & 6-7 This scripture, chosen for MDST #180, "He Touched Me," awakens in our heart the reality that Christ's "touch" upon us is miraculous and personal. Accounts in the New Testament of Jesus healing so many people magnifies his faithfulness to touch and heal us ALL, in every way possible, to this very day. Where God's Love, His Word, His Hand of compassion touches us: we are undeniably cleansed, healed and sent forth as living testimony; that the work of God might be displayed in our lives. I have stood in wonder at the excavated Pool of Siloam in Israel where Jesus sent the blind man to wash away the mud from his eyes allowing him to see for the first time in his life. The focus of weekend #180 is to experience His touch, go, wash, and come away "seeing" the multitude of ways Christ has, does and will continue to "touch" our lives every day....for HIS glory.