What Jesus Did! 'A Handful of Blessing' — Mark 10:16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Then Jesus held the children in his arms. Jesus put his hands on them and blessed them.
— Mark 10:16 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:16 NLT — Then Jesus held the children in his arms. Jesus put his hands on them and blessed them.

Key Thought

Jesus frequently touched people. So must we. In a world so devoid of human contact, especially genuinely affectionate and non-sexual contact, so many people ache to just be touched. Reach out and touch someone today.

Today's Prayer

O God, thank you for the gift of touch. To receive the affectionate touch of a friend or loved one is precious. To be able to share my loving touch with another is such a great gift. Help me to use this gift generously and wisely I pray. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 1:40-42
  • Mark 5:38-43
  • 1 Corinthians 16:20

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.