Touchless Hug

12:19 PM Ritz 0 Comments

One night before my oldest son went to bed, I asked for a goodnight hug. Well, nothing could have prepared me for what he would say and do. He came up to me and said he wanted to give me a touchless hug. He proceeded to wrap his arms around me, but without touching me. I could not contain my laughter. After he went to bed, I wondered how many people are living in relationship with Jesus and in community with other show emotions and expresss affection.

Affection should be revealed through the renderness of our hearts. The woman in this account expressed her tenderness through weeping, anointing Jesus' feet with her heart, she allowed her affection to touch Him.

Our affection for others is revealed through compassion for others. In Luke, we see the vivid and moving reunion of a rebellious son and his loving and patient father. When you look at this beautiful picture, you do not see a touchless hug; you see a warm and accepting embrance. You see a genuine display of affection.