“Touched by Jesus – Walking His Way” is the central them of the 10th National Convention of ICYM for this year, which will be held from 18th to 22ndJanuary 2017, at the St Joseph’s Engineering College, Mangalore.

In the earthly life of Jesus, the people irrespective of their differences, crowded around Him to be touched and healed by Him. The Gospels clearly shows us the ways how the healing touch of Jesus is being done.  In Matthew 14, the sick who touched the edge of His cloak and all who touched Him were healed. In Luke 6, people all tried to touch Him because power was coming from Him and healing them all. Again in Luke 18, people were also bringing babies to Jesus to have Him touch them. It seems that Luke, himself a doctor, knew the special effects of touch. And how it enhanced healing for the sick. He mentions Jesus’ touch more often than Matthew and Mark.

When we connect to touch Jesus in our life, He touches us with a power so real you can’t explain it.You will have a different perspective of the world, of yourself, of others, a radical new point of view. More than that, Jesus doesn’t need any individual who has touched Him, and Whom He has touched with His recuperating force, to disappear unnoticed.He wants us and He calls us to come out of the crowd.

Therefore, come out of hiding and tell Him all about your sin and misery. The mistakes we have made in the past, our fears and failures.The only real peace you or anyone can have, is peace with God which comes through faith in His Son Jesus. Are you healed? Do you have this lasting peace with God? If so, praise the Lord. If not, reach out and touch Jesus — in prayer and come to know, once and for all, His healing power and abiding peace.