And to top it all…….
4. Touching and being close enough to be touched
Mark 10:13, 16 “13 And they kept bringing young children to Him that He might touch them, and the disciples were reproving them [for it]. 16 And He took them [the children up one by one] in His arms and [fervently invoked a] blessing, placing His hands upon them.”
Your whole day can be lighted up by a touch in time. If you are a woman , you must have experienced the difference it makes when your husband brushes by, touching you for a brief moment? Or if you’re a man, doesn’t it warm your heart when you are busy in your study with those boring accounts, and your wife comes in with a cup of tea and massages those weary shoulders?
These are touches that say: “I miss you. You are important to me. I see what you are doing for me, I want to be with you”.
Likewise a child thrives under the loving touch of his parents.
Learn to touch … not only with your hands, but with your eyes also!
John 3:16 “16 For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.”
To receive, in love, is just as important a gesture as to give in love. Some people are natural givers, and it comes quite easy for them to give.
It warms the heart when an unexpected gift is received. However small, it doesn’t matter. It is especially those gifts you receive apart from special days like birthdays and so forth. When you get the unction next time to buy a flower for a friend, don’t ignore it … try it! It brings a warmth and softness in the heart and eye.
If love then is a universal language, but everyone doesn’t understand it the same way, what is the solution?
We can start by examining ourselves. Which of the above-mentioned manners of love giving do you feel comfortable with? Which one is you?
Then that one is your number one way of expressing love and it will also be the way in which you will expect to be loved. Now, list the rest of the above mentioned manners in the order from the most you to the least you.
Let’s look at a few examples to illustrate this principle in our next post🙂🙂.
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