Hands are the part of the body we are focussing on during the month of Tishrei. Our hands enable us to touch and feel.
The importance of touch in the field of relationships cannot be overemphasized. It is one of the stronger physical expressions of love and relationship. Babies who are not held and touched by their mother and father and/or other caring human beings, after birth and beyond, suffer deep emotional scars. The caring touch of a hand can bring comfort, encouragement, and joy to another. The same applies to hugs. People need to be hugged, often!
We have the sensation of touch through our skin, and therefore have feeling throughout our bodies. Through our sense of touch we also experience pain. It is an awful and negative thing when one person deliberately inflicts pain on another. A sensitivity to pain, however, is necessary for survival because it warns us of injury, such as a cut or burn, and, hopefully, helps prevent further injury.
This sense of physical touch has parallels on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level. The protective “skin” that covers us in these areas is the Word of God, The more sensitive we are to His Word and, as a result, walk in His ways, the more healing we can receive and the healthier, and stronger, and less susceptible to pain and injury we become.
This month HIS-ISRAEL friend KAREN FREEMAN WORSTELL shares about the importance of touch. Reach out!
Narration: Karen Freeman Worstell
Videography: Tikvah Lightner