Made for Touch

Benefits of Human Touch, God blesses us with human touch
Did you know that companionship and touch have a significant effect on our health? 

Research indicates that spending time with cancer patients reduces symptoms of stress/anxiety, pain, fatigue, depression, and nausea by 12-28%. And adding touch or massage actually reduces these symptoms by 29-44%.

The fine tuning of the human body is fascinating. God clearly made us to spend time with others, to enjoy closeness, connectedness, and appropriate intimacy.

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up...” 1Thessalonians 5:11, NIV

Ask God if there someone who needs your touch today.

If you can’t reach out and touch them physically, why not give them a call or write them a note. The most important mission God has for you today may be to touch someone who is lonely, sick, sad, away from home or dealing with a difficulty (Ephesians 2:10). And you might even improve their health in the process!


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11 comments:

  1. Hi Gail - I love this. Asking God now who I can reach out to today!
    God bless
    Tracy

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    1. I'm praying the same for myself, Tracy. Thanks for taking time to leave an encouraging comment. Maybe I'm one of those you were meant to encourage today : )

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  2. Oh that picture brings a smile to my face :-) Thank you for this reminder, I defenitely need to reach out to others more. I pray that God will lead me to who needs some TLC.

    God bless!

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    1. Yes, I love that picture too. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Diana. I appreciate it.

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  3. Great suggestion. Know just who to get in "touch" with. Thanks.

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  4. Having worked in an AIDS Hospice I know how true this statement is. These people who have cast out by their own community crave to be touched, massaged, helped to sit up, bathed. Small acts of physical love make them feel human again and worthwhile and not the garbage - some of our folk who came to die with dignity in our Hospice were actually found on garbage dumps - they had been put their to die by their own community. Imagine going a whole day without touching someone? I can't.

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  5. It is so important to touch the lives of others and to not withhold physical touch when it is right to do so! Thanks for sharing on NOBH?

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  6. The picture is so sweet and I really enjoyed your message. Yes, it is very important to reach out and touch someone.

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  7. I truly believe this is true... Our words, our touch toward one another makes a difference. Great post! Stopping by from NOBH :)

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  8. Oh hallelujah and amen! I often think about how many people there are in the world who never get a comforting or loving touch. And it disturbs and saddens me no end! I think one of the kindest things you can do for someone is physically affirm that they are a meaningful and important human being. And sharing yourself with them by giving them a comforting or reassuring touch is a perfect way to do that. Thank you so much for posting and for linking up through NOBH! Smiles -

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