Did you see the commercial where the family is sitting together in the living room on the couch and their internet goes out and there just about to die? Have we forgotten the value in the human touch?
A refugee that has lost everything, including family, home; I mean everything. Oh but to give them a human touch, a touch of conversation, a touch of encouragement, a touch where you make sure their fed and clothed. Nothing compares to a human touch. You do have many seniors that have gotten tech savvy, but what about the others that don't know how to navigate social media? They need and long for the human touch. We can't neglect that.
Don't get me wrong, I text too, but I've learned that sometimes the translation gets misunderstood. I email too, but even that sometimes gets mistranslated. But true real authentic conversation, like answering the phone when someone calls you, like reaching out to call someone else, like taking time out of your days and weeks to spend time with those you deem important.
Look at your life and see are you more focused on controlling it or living it? Look really look and see how many human touches you've made this past week, or were there more tweets, texts and emails rather than real human conversations? Asking someone via text the question "How are you doing, can be so different than picking up the phone or sitting in front of each other to really see and hear the answer authentically.
God never intended for us to replace our yearning for each other, with the invisible person on the end of a email or text. I'm not saying we shouldn't use social media, but I am saying there is no way it should or could replace a real human touch. I can text you one day and ask "how is your day", and you can text back with the response, it's okay. But the reality is there maybe much more to share in that small it's okay response.
My picking up the phone or setting some time with you, gives so much more value to our relationship. So I encourage each of you not to neglect the power of your human touch. Not only will you be a blessing to someone else, but you my friend will also receive a blessing in return. Relationships are so precious and should be handled with delicate care and not just assumed to always be there.
You can't tweet, text or email one of the most important relationships you should have, and that's your relationship with God. You can send a tweet, text or email about Him, but not to Him. He'd rather have that intimate time with you, because in the one on one conversation of intimacy with God, you grow closer to Him as well as value Him. Don't neglect the human touch of not only your fellow man, but most importantly your awesome God.
Matthew 6:6 - "But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret, will reward you."