Touch: Feelings both Physical and Emotional

Touch is the prompt for Five Minute Friday this week. One of the first things I thought of is the simple act of touching something with your outstretched hand. It could be the strong grasp of a hardy handshake, or maybe the soft fur of a cat. 


My sister-in-law’s cat.


Our sense of touch is very important to us. Maybe it’s the kisses and hugs from loved ones including those of precious children or grandchildren. Or it’s the feel of dough on your fingers as you knead it in preparation for baking bread.


Then there is the cold, icy feeling when you form a snowball with your hands. Or perhaps the splash of cool water on a warm sunny day. Maybe you like the feel of walking barefoot in the grass or on a sandy beach.


touch of sand


There is also another kind of touch that reaches our emotions stirring our hearts. Listening to music can reach through to your soul bringing tears of joy or sadness. 


Five minutes is not really enough time to think of all the ways touch comes into our lives. When an artist is at work or a poet or a chef or with any other activity, each person leaves their own special touch. 


a poet's own special touch



Jesus Often Used Touch


There are many instances in the Bible where Jesus used touch —- in healing, blessing the children, comforting. One such time, which you can read about it in Matthew 17, is when Jesus took Peter, James and John up on the mountain where He was transfigured before them. But when God spoke, the disciples fell down in fear.


Matthew 17:5-8  (CSB)

While he was still speaking, suddenly a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased. Listen to him!” When the disciples heard this, they fell face down and were terrified.

Jesus came up, touched them, and said, “Get up; don’t be afraid.”When they looked up they saw no one except Jesus alone.


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I’m linking up with: #FiveMinuteFriday, #HeartEncouragement, #TuneInThursday

12 thoughts on “Touch: Feelings both Physical and Emotional

  1. You’re right – so much to think about with this word. I loved your images, particularly of the dough and the snowball.
    And so many stories of Jesus’ healing touch – it led me to poetry this week.
    Your FMF Neighbour #49

    1. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the images. 🙂 Yes, Jesus had such a gentle touch for those in need. I love poetry so I’ll be over to your site to read yours! Blessings to you!

  2. Oh yes, the touch of Jesus brings us such comfort and reassurance when we are overwhelmed. Even in the greatness of His Father’s holiness, He knew we would be overwhelmed then also. What a precious Savior we have. Thank you Gayl for speaking of such beautiful thoughts of the touch of our Lord. Blessings Dear Sister! xo

  3. Yes. It is so important to each of us to feel loved by another’s soft touch.. and how your photos bring it to life. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog too…

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed the photos. 🙂 It’s good sometimes to stop and think about how much we need touch. Blessings to you, Del! Have a great rest of the week.

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