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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Reach Out And Touch Someone

Reach out and touch someone is undoubtedly an infamous phrase.  Some of you may be familiar with because this phrase is the tagline for AT&T.  Many of you may be familiar with the idea because of Diana Ross's infamous song, "Reach Out And Touch Somebody's Hand."  1 John 3:18 states let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.  For me the writer is simply saying reach out and touch someone.  As believers we have become so accustomed to saying we love everybody but we very seldom show it.  One interesting thing about the Johannine Writings is that almost everywhere you see the word truth you can substitute Christ and the text doesn't lose its meaning.  This is because for this community CHRIST is TRUTH. The question becomes what does it look like to reach out and touch someone?  Here are a few practical examples:

  1. Hold the elevator for someone.  Though seemingly small in a cruel world it doesn't go unnoticed.
  2. Helping someone carry heavy items.  Though seemingly small it demonstrates concern in a world for which concern is lost.
There are countless other seemingly small things we can to reach out and touch individuals.  Ask your spouse or boo and they will tell you it is the little things that count.  Believe it or not that applies to our witness for Christ.  So what will you do to reach out and touch someone today?

Scripture Reference: 1 John 3:18

God Bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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