2003 Monthly Letter
Partner In Ministry,
Christmas came again on Valentine's Day!
February 14th I was with over 150 people, mostly children
of various ages gathered with their parents, for the Family
portion of an UpBuilding Weekend.
of my teachings is on The Power of Positive Touch from Mark
10:16 And Jesus took them in His arms and
blessed them, laying His hands upon them.
teaching this, I silently offer up a prayer that Jesus would
lead me to choose a 5-6 year old boy and girl that He wants
to take in His arms and bless through me in the
race car and the wash machine games.
smiley-faced, vivacious, blonde curly haired girl had caught
my eye. I knew she would be a great laughing candidate for
the race car time! She would have been my choice! But
Jesus had someone else in mind.
as I began to teach on this topic, the father of Blondie
took her out of the room!
eyes quickly scanned the room. They fell upon a petite red
headed girl! Then upon a boy in a T-shirt at the other end
of the room. I asked them to come and join me. With some youthful
reluctance, they made their way through the crowd, to the
proceeded to demonstrate the race car game with Christmas.
As described in the book, For Fathers Who Aren't In Heaven:
the child on your lap, tip from side to side, roll back
and forth, squeal around curves, and eventually crash in
a heap on the floor.
was evident that Christmas was having the time of her life
laughing all the way!
the evening ended, her mother told me that Christmas
was recently adopted from a home where there was no positive
touch . . . and that she felt that Jesus
had blessed Christmas with a divine healing touch through
this funny floor game!
related to her the above account of what would have been my
choice and what was now obviously His choice.
We both marveled at each other's story! Together we praised
our Lord for reliving Mark 10:16! Yes, Christmas came on Valentine's
Day! It was a Christmas for Christmas!
you, dear partners for your faithful support. Together God
is touching the lives of men, women, AND children in healing
ways beyond our choices and imaginations!