2/17 - A Touch

. Posted in 2013 Lenten Readings

One Sunday last June, I was in church, paying attention to the service, and I

felt a gentle touch, like a hand on my back. I felt it over my whole back.


It was a touch of comfort, as if to say “I am here with you. Trust me and you

will be fine”.


I have been struggling with thoughts about my faith, about what has happened in

my life, and how I can accept those things and overcome them. I have been

praying for answers; for enlightenment


This is the most direct and tangible aspect of how I have felt God’s presence

with me at a time when I needed it. I must keep praying, and asking for God’s



Maybe God is telling me that I do not need a full understanding of everything,

and I do not need all the answers that I think I need. Maybe He is simply

telling me to trust Him and He will do the rest.


I will continue to always do my best. I will do my best to be a good man, help

people when I can, treat others with respect, and do what I believe to be the

right thing. I will pray, and I will trust Him.

Submitted by Dave Carlson