My dear Brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless everyone in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that God has given you for today is from the book of Mark 10: 13- 16, “And they brought young children to Him that He might touch them but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. When Jesus saw it, He was greatly displeased and said to them, “Let the little children come to Me , and do not forbid them for of such is the kingdom of God. “And He took them up in His arms, put His hands on them and blessed them.”
According to the above words, today God is going to touch and bless you. When the Lord touches you there will be a great change in you. God will bring a great deliverance in you. 2000 years ago God anointed Jesus, of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit, and with the power, hence He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. People brought their children with the hope that if Jesus touched their children they would have a bright future. Jesus gathered those children who were brought to Him and touched and blessed them.
Today God is going to place his hands upon you and bless you. Jesus is willing to come down and bless you. One such person whom God touched and changed his situation was Jacob. Jacob went to Padan Aram to his uncle Laban’s place and there he grew to be a wealthy man. He crossed river Jordan with only a staff. But now he was the owner of two companies. Since God instructed him to return to his native land Haran he gathered his wives, children, cattle and animals and all his servants and went forward. But he heard that his brother Easu was coming to meet him. Jacob grew very scared of Easu . He thought he might take revenge on him because he had deprived him of his birth right and also cheated his father Isaac and took away all the blessings.
So to please his brother with gifts, he separated his wives, children and cattle cross the brook and he stayed back alone. He crossed over the Ford of Jabbok. He was contemplating as to how he was going to meet his brother the next morning. His fear increased and he grew restless. At that point of time God remembered him in his affliction and descended from heaven to meet him. Jacob caught hold of God who came to meet him He said that he would not let Him go unless God blessed him. The power of God was so great that Jacob’s socket lost its joint. But Jacob never bothered about his socket. Instead he pleaded God to bless him. Therefore early in the morning God blessed Jacob. Immediately the fear of his brother disappeared. His mind was relaxed. The next day he was surprised to see his brother who came running to him ,hugged him and kissed him. They wept together. It was a happy reunion of brothers. God had changed the heart of Easu towards Jacob. This God can change the situation for you if you call upon Him when you are in trouble.
God bless you.
Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. We praise you because You watch over my children at all times, especially when my children are in affliction. Help my children O God of my salvation. Remove all fear from them. Let them enjoy good relationship with their dear and near ones. May they realize that a brother is born for adversity. Let peace reign in their hearts. In Jesus name we pray.