He Touched Me

Have you ever felt the hand of God touching your life? If you answered yes, I totally agree with you. If your answer is no, I will have to disagree with you and will explain in the next five paragraphs what I mean.

God has touched you today. You are not alone. By His grace you are living. He is the one who orchestrated your life and had a plan for you before you were born and carried you while you were still in your mother’s womb.

God has given you an offer of forgiveness when you confess and repent of your sins and accept His Son, Jesus, as your personal Savior and Lord. This same Jesus, God sent to die and take your place so you can be saved from the wrath to come. By His grace you have been saved, not of your own doing, because this is a gift of God (Ephesians 2:8). Without Jesus’ death and resurrection, you would not be able to stand before God because of your sin. God has touched you and continues to give you a chance.

 Jesus stands on the door, knocks, and waits for you to open it (Revelation 3:20). His constant knocking on the door of your heart is an indication that he is touching you. If you respond and open the door, He promises to come in and sup with you. Just picture Jesus sitting with you around your kitchen table and listening as you tell him everything that is on your heart. He does not judge you but forgives you and gives you a new start. He touches you with His love.

If you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and have neglected to walk with God, and/or as a result of the Coronavirus, you have lost your job or your business and cannot pay your bills and feel that God has forgotten you, I want to encourage you to stand on God’s promises. Remember, that God promises to make a way for you regardless of what you are experiencing (Isaiah 43). God is not a man that He would lie; what He has promised He would bring to pass (Numbers 23:19).

Make one step today and reach out to God who is waiting to touch you with his love and comfort. May you surrender your life to Jesus today. He waits for you. May God continue to bless you in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Joan M. Blake (Author)

Hope in God

During this Coronavirus pandemic, no one has control, except God. The scientists and medical experts tell us that a vaccine could be made in eighteen months or more but it has to go through three or more phases before it can be approved by the FDA. They are also telling us that they are considering taking plasma from people who have had the virus to use on those who have the symptoms with the intention of providing a cure for them.

My dear friends, we have come to a broad road that leads to destruction. God is calling us to stay on the narrow road that leads to life, for only a few that find it (Matt.7:14). God is also calling us to trust Him totally regardless of how things look or regardless of the outcomes. Trusting God is leaning on His everlasting arms when nothing works and when we can’t see the road ahead.

He is our hiding place and will preserve us from trouble and guide us in the way we should go (Ps. 32:7-8). Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in His mercy (Psalm 33:18).#hopeinGod.

Come as You Are

Growing up in Trinidad, I knew the importance of Easter Sunday. My mother was a seamstress and made us the most beautiful dresses for Easter. From the kitchen, I could smell the aroma from the various breads and food my mother prepared, which included our own home-grown turkey or duck. When we came to America, my siblings and I continued this tradition with our own families.

We invited our sons and daughter, their spouses and grandchildren to our homes for Easter Sunday meal, which took place after our church services. We were present at Church early because the Church would be packed with current members and people who came for the first time. Everyone came to the Church dressed in their Sunday best on Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday as it is sometimes called.

Resurrection Sunday is extremely important because it commemorates the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, God’s Son, who came so we can have life and have it more abundantly. His death was significant, because He bore the sins of humanity, for without the shedding of blood, there can be no remission of sins (Hebrews 9:22). Now, having repented of our sins, having accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, and washed with the blood of the Lamb, we have obtained our freedom to come before God as we are.

What does that mean for all of us who will be at home on Easter Sunday because of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

  • We need to understand the seriousness of this pandemic and that thousands of people have died, and that remaining at home will help to stop the spread of the virus.
  • We have access to God regardless of how we feel, where we are, or how we look. We may feel sad, afraid, weakened, abandoned, depressed, overwhelmed, or unloved, but God loves us and invites us to his throne just as we are, and from any area of our homes. Jesus says: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  • Similarly, we can come as we are to give God praise, to worship Him, to repent of our wrongdoings, to ask for His forgiveness, to thank Him for His faithfulness, His kindness, His love, and His protection.

May God bless you continually.

Joan M. Blake