1 John 1:1-4
which was from the beginning, which we have heard,
have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and
Word of life.
life was manifested, and we have seen it,
witness, and shew unto you that eternal life,
with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
which we have seen and heard declare we unto you,
also may have fellowship with us:
our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son
things write we unto you,
joy may be full
talking of handling Jesus, the Word of Life. The word handled
here, in its root form, means to touch or rub until pleasant
sounds come forth. As the old musicians use to say, “let’s make
music.” They would get together and pick, strum, rub, stroke...
the instruments until they came up with beautiful music. John
(handled) rubbed and strummed until he ultimately touched Jesus
and it brought forth a melody and music for his soul.
say touching Jesus has always brought out the feel of a song and
sweet music, praises unto Him.
Mary’s hands handled Jesus, the incarnate Christ. When she laid
Him in the manger it no doubt made
Simeon’s hands took him up, (the Christ child) before the Lord
in the temple. He began to praise God and there was the sense of
in the air.
Wicked hands even handled Jesus when they delivered him up to be
crucified. Little did they know they were making
multitudes who would touch him by faith.
New Year 1014, will you let your hands handle and feel the
Christ until there are psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord.
5:19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual
songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.
Sweet sounds that were personal to Mary as she handled
Sweet sounds that were prophetic to Simeon as he handled
Sweet sounds that were powerful to the sinners who accept
THIS Christ who was handled.