“When the touch stings, remember the touch.”
It’s so great to begin the day with the very word we need to hear – it’s almost as if God knows what we need! (Come to think of it, He does!) Such was the case for me a few weeks ago. Here’s my journal entry for that day.
“From Zechariah 2:8 – “Whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye; I raise my hand against them…” Children always seem to know when they are ‘the apple’ of someone’s eye – they may not even understand the phrase but they know the feeling. They know they are treasured and loved unconditionally – no one and nothing can change that. They love being in the presence of the one who so treasures them. These words were affirmation for me this morning – words of assurance and comfort from the Lord. He will stand up for me again today. Nothing can separate me from His love. Thank you, Lord.”
“When the touch stings, remember the touch.” God never says that we will be free from getting slapped or hit – He just says He will take the hit with us – ultimately that’s what He did on the cross. No matter how tough a day or moment may be, no matter how strong the reaction or action against you, no matter how strong the opposition or sharp the criticism, the only raised hand that matters is that of God – “I raise my hand against them.” “When the touch stings, remember the touch.” You are in the presence of your loving Lord, the one who stood on the cross for you; you are the apple of His eye; He will stand up for you today – and always. So, “when the touch stings, remember the touch.”