Once at a young girl’s funeral, I had to make just such a decision. The girl’s father was a member of our church and an air force serviceman. He was an aide on Air Force One and had flown with the president many times. A few generals and lots of upper-crust brass attended the funeral. When it came
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 1, 2005
“A Mother’s Touch”
A wounded soldier returned from Viet Nam. He was in critical condition. He was blind, his mind was clouded, and his body was mangled. His mother traveled over 2,000 miles to be by his bedside. As soon as she entered the hospital room she laid her hands on his brow without
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 6, 2005
Touching in Church
What is all this touching in church? It used to be a person could come to church and sit in the pew and not be bothered by all this friendliness and certainly not by touching. I used to come to church and leave untouched. Now I have to be nervous about what is expected of me. I
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 30, 2003
TOUCHED BY RAIN
Pfc. Jeremiah Stoppel is a fuel truck driver with Alpha Co. 703rd Battalion. His supply convoy lost vehicles to enemy fire as it followed the 3-7th into battle. A Lutheran, he is from Lincoln, Neb. He stands near the cab of his truck, rubs his coarsely sheared hair and looks down
Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 22, 2008
Touch is important.
University studies have proven that patients who received touch as part of their care improved faster and much better than those who did not receive touch… just the same medical treatments or drugs.
I had a neighbor who stuttered. My Mama
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
TOUCHING THE UNTOUCHABLE
I have served as a volunteer Chaplain for the Havelock Police Dept for many years. Still, I will never forget my first night out with them. I was completely green and had no idea how to act. I was trying to follow the lead of the other officers. We were called to the
Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Jan 18, 2010
TOUCH OF THE CROSS
Emil Brunner says that just as the touch of a King’s sword on the head of a soldier makes him a Knight; so does the touch of the
Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 29, 2010
Poet Roxie Lusk Smith wrote:
“The Masters Touch”
Deep beyond my mind I know of God’s unfailing skill;
He makes the scope of time to bow to his all-mighty will.
I cannot doubt the master’s art remolding such as I,
An erring child, with willful heart; remade by Him on high.
Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Sep 29, 2011
TOUCHED BY THE LORD
In the Welsh Revival of 1901, under the ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne, so great was the revival that every tavern and pub in Wales went broke.
How many anti-alcohol sermons did McCheyne deliver? None.
How many tirades against taverns?
Contributed by Elliot Ross on Jun 5, 2001
The Touch of the Masters Hand.
It was battered and scarred, and the auctioneer
Thought it scarcely worth his while,
To waste much time on the old violin,
But held it up with a smile.
"What am I did for this old violin?
You will start the bidding for me?
A dollar, a dollar, who’ll
THE TOUCH OF GOD AT CHRISTMAS
This is from a 60 Minutes broadcast from a few years ago. It’s an excerpt of what Harry Reasoner said around Christmas time that I want you to hear. Listen carefully – he said:
Eleven years ago I did a little Christmas piece and it seemed like a good idea to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"To love is to enjoy seeing, touching, and sensing with all the senses, as closely as possible, a
Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
Touch is a powerful thing. It is a fact that holding newborns help them to thrive and live. God uses our appropriate touches to touch the lives of others.
How are your hands, how are our
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 14, 2009
THE POWER IN TOUCHING THE UNTOUCHABLE
Jesus, the Christ, is still in the business of touching the untouchable! You may feel like you are too dirty or too wicked for Jesus, the Christ, to touch you with His forgiveness today!
As an illustration, you may remember the move enitled "The Elephant
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 8, 2012
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN BY TOUCH
Three years ago (2008), Chris Downey had just started a promising architectural job at a successful design firm. A few weeks after he took the job, he noticed that there was something wrong with his vision. The doctors told him he had a tumor wrapped around his optic
There was a Girl in India, who was doing her school final. She was born and brought in the Non-Christian Faith. She had severe problems about the existence of Life. She was raising so many questions within herself. She couldn't find a suitable answer to her life. She searched her religious books
Contributed by John Gullick on Aug 15, 2017
On July 27th In Indiana a policeman, Lieut Aaron Allen was shot by a man he was trying to help. He was killed and he had a five year old son. Not long after police including the police chief drove cars 1- 2 hours down highway 31 in Indiana and arrived in a town with their sirens going.
Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 17, 2006
(Charles R. Swindoll, The Finishing Touch, in a book he had read:)
“A time to be careful is when one reaches his goals. The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult period is the period of indecision, whether to fight or run away. And the most
Contributed by Bruce Emmert on May 29, 2001
One of the most touching moment in the Sydney Olympics was when Eric "The Swimmer" Moussambani of Equatorial Guinea swam in the 100-meter free style qualifying heat. The 22-year-old African had only learned to swim last January, had only practiced in a 20-meter pool without lane markers, and had
Contributed by Glenn Teal on Dec 10, 2005
One of the more touching scenes in the Chronicles of Narnia the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe comes near the end after Edmund has fallen under the spell of evil. He has become obsessed with Turkish Delight to the point where he betrays his own brother and sisters.
Once Aslan has forgiven him