A few years ago I was at a funeral in my home town and while there, I visited my grandmother’s grave with my family. It had been a while, so as I approached the grave I broke down. As I wept on my knees, I felt my son’s hand (he was 19 at the time), gently touch and rub my back. That gave me so much comfort and I will NEVER forget that simple gesture.

There are few things as powerful as a gentle touch. Sometimes you can communicate your heart and show your love with a touch in a way words can’t say.

When you touch someone, you touch their heart. A touch shows intimacy and connection. Maybe that’s why so many times when Jesus could have healed with a WORD, He still chose to TOUCH.

Matthew 8:3 (NKJV)

3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.





Two fathers. Two families. Two situations. One question…

One father in the comfort of their home looks happily into the eyes of his children and says, “What are we going to eat tonight” before taking them out to eat.

The other father huddles with his family under the highway overpass hopelessly looks into the eyes of his children and says, “What are we going to eat tonight” before going out to look for something to eat.

Never take for granted the blessing of…

Having something to eat.

Having a place to sleep.

Of having enough for EACH day as it comes. Anything more than that…is abundance.

Matthew 6:31-34 (NKJV)

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

1 Timothy 6:6-8 (NKJV)

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain[a] we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.

Remember that when you see someone in need. You aren’t just blessing them by helping. They are blessing you with an opportunity to share God’s love, to be an answer to a prayer, to plant good seed in good soil.

Deuteronomy 15:7  (NKJV)

“If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother,


2 Corinthians 9:12-15 (NKJV)

12 For the administration of this service not only supplies the needs of the saints, but also is abounding through many thanksgivings to God, 13 while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Whether you are a father, mother or caregiver…which conversation did you have with your family last night?




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