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Reach Out and Touch

It’s the title of a song by Charles F. Brown and it’s the title of this post. I learned that song during the 1970s while a member of the choir at First Baptist Gatlinburg. The words have been a continual reminder to me to reach out to the lost, the least, and the lonely in the name of Jesus Christ.

The lyrics speak of extending love and support to those who are hungry, strangers, lonely, homeless, loveless, or in despair. Oh even better than my words, just listen to the voices of a church choir in Iowa. For you who lived through the 70s, it will be fun to reminisce. For younger generations it can serve as a history lesson. Yes, we really did sing like that back then.

It may be an old song, but the message is current! Today reach out and touch someone!

I hope you reached out with several (or all) of the suggestions in the recent post, “Love in Action.” Here are more ideas:

  1. Shop and deliver groceries or medications to a neighbor who is quarantining.

  2. Send greeting cards either by postal mail or email. Several on-line companies offer a wide selection of free cards. Just Google “free greeting cards.”

  3. Read a book or record a song for the world to see on Facebook or Youtube.

  4. Reach out by phone or text. You read this suggestion earlier, but it’s so important that I must print it again.

The Bible is clear in its instruction to reach out, "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works. Hebrews 10:24 (English Standard Version)

The last line of that old song says, “Reach out and let the smile of God touch through you.” Just do it!!!

Friend of Esther,


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