Tuesday, July 05, 2011

A Touch of His Hand

“He laid His right hand on me . . .”1
In the midst of the awesomeness, 
a touch comes, 
and you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ. 

You know it is not the hand of restraint, 
nor chastisement, 
but the right hand of the Everlasting Father. 

Whenever His hand is laid upon you, 
it gives inexpressible peace  
and comfort, 
and the sense that 
“underneath are the everlasting arms,”2
full of support,
and strength.
And once His touch comes, 
nothing at all can throw you into fear again. 

In the midst of all His ascended glory, 
the Lord Jesus comes 
to speak to an insignificant disciple, saying, 
“Do not be afraid.”3 

His tenderness is inexpressibly sweet. "

—Oswald Chambers, "My Utmost for His Highest" 

1 (Rev. 1:17) , 2 (Deut. 33:27), 3 (Rev. 1:17)