Monday, May 3, 2010

A Gentle Touch















Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh," He whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"

"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw.
"I just wanted to make sure of you."
A. A. Milne

Often, our needs are simple. We want to know there is someone near. There is much comfort in knowing a dear friend is close. Over the last couple of years, I have come to realize the affects of a relationship liken to Piglet and Pooh's. When my heart is uneasy, I will often say to Doug, "will you touch me?" He will lay his arm against my back or touch my arm and shortly, I will relax and fall asleep.

The gentle touch of a friend is a treasure. Even greater is the presence of our Heavenly Father. He is there to reassure and strengthen us. Often, we do not take advantage of HIS gentle touch. He is never more than a whisper away. Those days of my life when I have felt alone and scared, HE has responded to my cry. I am doubly blessed to have a best friend and my Heavenly Father, both only a whisper away.

If you need a gentle touch, whisper your hearts desire and HE who loves you most will faithfully respond to your cry.

Whispering in prayer,

Andrea

55 comments:

Divine Mrs D said...

That is very beautiful.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing...it's so very true!

Loren said...

Beautiful Andrea....and oh soo very true! We are so very blessed to be able to call upon the name of the Lord! Knowing that HE is with us ALWAYS!

LOVE YOU

christy rose said...

Beautiful post Andrea!

Parsley said...

What a lovely post.

DORCAS said...

AWESOME! Thank you so much!

~blessings

Dorcas

Girly Muse said...

This is so sweetly said and such a comfort.

BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Andrea, you've combined one of my favorite quotes with one of my favorite attitudes (gentleness).

Peace - Shalom ... Shalom.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful, beautiful precious Andrea.

Sending many Spring sprinkles your way for a wonderful May week! xx

Teresa said...

Thank you for visiting my blog Andrea, and your post today was so uplifting. I know God is only a "whisper away", and I have whispered my 'hearts desire', and I know He hears and He will answer in His time. (((HUGS))) T

Jenny said...

Thanks for dropping by Andrea and thank you for the greetings to my father..

Hugs...

Jeanette Levellie said...

Thank you, Andrea, for this wisdom and grace. I do forget to say, "Abba, touch me please." I need Him every moment.

Love you,
Jen

Diane said...

Love the piglet/poo conversation. So true! :O)

blueviolet said...

What a comfort it is!

Kristy K said...

Andrea,
Thank you for praying for the family I mentioned on my blog. I'm so sorry about your sister... it's always amazing to hear what some families go through and how they somehow survive.

Kristy

Denise said...

That is so precious my friend.

Terri Tiffany said...

Your words always touch me at just the right time:)) (smiling here)

He & Me + 3 said...

I read that same pooh and piglet quote on another blog a few days ago. God is speaking to so many the same message. I love that.

sarah said...

first...I love the quote...and love that Piglet....awesome words from you my special friend...You are the total best...

Debbie said...

This was soo good and just what I needed to hear today...He is ALWAYS there for us. BLESSINGS, Debbie

L. E. Neighbour said...

Amen to that :) I have come to rely on Him so much! It's wonderful :D

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for your visit today, Andrea.

Goose Hill Farm said...

Sweet Andrea~

It is amazing what something as simple as a touch can do!

I thank God that He is always there, cradling me in His hands!

Blessings~
Laura

Wanda said...

Ah, what a great reminder that even when people are not physically present are Heavenly Father longs to provide us comfort. Hope you found the award I left for you at my place.

Shelby said...

While I desperately miss the physical touch of my beloved husband and yearn for it daily, I have found that the Father's touch on me, in my heart, reaches me in ways that even my husband couldn't -- for comfort, for protection, for love. I miss my husband but I am learning to turn even more to the Father.

Beth E. said...

What a beautiful message, Andrea! I know that a touch from my husband comforts and soothes me, BUT that touch from my Heavenly Father brings me ultimate joy and PEACE!

Thank you for this post. It has ministered to me.

Blessings,
Beth

orange sugar home said...

stated so beautifully. thanks for sharing the good Word. blessings to you!

VKT said...

Well said Andrea! How lucky we are that He never forsakes us!!!

Just Breathe said...

Beautiful. I must be very emotional today, I find myself crying on so many blogs today.

Mich said...

beautiful words...so true.

myletterstoemily said...

oh, that is so true. i pray that i will always
be conscious of His sweet Presence.

Being Me said...

This is a lovely reminder to remember he is always there.

God Bless..

BM

Diana said...

Thank you Andrea. Love Di ♥

Mari said...

Great post! I love the Pooh story and the words you shared!

Lelia Chealey said...

Loved this Andrea and what perfect timing. :)
I once gave a dear friend a card that had that piglet/pooh conversation on it. Thought it was just the sweetest card.
Love ya,
lelia

Lynda Young said...

This is truly beautiful. Thank you for your blessed words.

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

You have such a gift with your words. Thanks for sharing.
Country Blessings,
Cindy

Sheryl said...

God is speaking to me through so many blogs and tweets and different places I look today.

Thanks you for following his calling of writing a wonderful post. I needed the assurance.

Nancy said...

God is the dearest one of all to comfort. Also, a husband, child or friend helps oh so much. Like in your post, I find great peace and joy in the friends I've found within the pages of books.

RCUBEs said...

Such a great encouragement sister for those feeling like they are alone. Reality is they're not. If they have no friends, there is a Friend Who is always eager to be with us and keep us company. God bless and praying you're okay with your allergy. It's starting to bother me. Take care.

Saleslady371 said...

Nothing compares to the Lord's touches. And they come to us in such creative ways: a song, a verse jumping out at us or just a warm feeling in the heart. He has His ways.

Relyn said...

Wasn't A.A. Milne profound? Just beautiful in the simplicity with which he portrayed friendship. Thank you for this. I had forgotten how much I loved it.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a blessing God has given me to have you in my life. I love you honey
Thanks for taking the time to pray for me and leave me such uplifting comments
Love
Maggie

Finally Free said...

Beautiful and so true of friends and God.

Blessings and Hugs to you,
Tammy

Marydon Ford said...

Andrea, sweet friend ~ Your gr-dau, Savannah, is absolutely gorgeous!

This write today is something I have said so often ... beautifully put, as always. You have such a tender poignant way ...

It has been my pleasure to meet you & know you, Andrea. I hope our journey will continue to grow.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi Andrea, Your post is just so lovely! Thank you for sharing words that make us all stop and give thanks and feel peace especially in these difficult times. There are so many loved ones I miss and comforting words and thoughts get me through it all.
I hope your weekend is lovely
xoxo

Runner Mom said...

Andrea, this is beautiful. I know exactly what you mean. Thanks so much for sharing your heart.
Hugs!
Susan

Rachel said...

Simply beautiful. I love your posts. They are inspiring and encouraging.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I appreciate you.

Rachel

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

Oh Andrea! My dad and I were just talking last night about the power of touch! Your timing is perfect. Thank you.

Kelly L said...

It's much like the touch of a parent to a restless baby - just the mere touch of our soothing hand can help the babe to fall asleep..
Beautiful post, Andrea.

Love to you
Kelly
I've Become My Mother

WhiteStone said...

That reminds me of a childhood "game" we used to play after bedtime and lights out. One of us would call the other's name. When they responded with "What?" We'd reply with "Nothing, just wondered if you were asleep." lol

Gaia said...

I wish I had a really good friend/friends to call upon whenever I am afraid or sad. But when they are not unavailable I sure am glad that My Lord is every ready and always there for me. I feel so blessed.

Colleen said...

Andrea, I had read that on a card once and I have always been touched by it. I know that I get insecure sometimes and I feel like saying the same thing! Hugs.

Heckety said...

Piglet and Pooh are great, aren't they? AA Milne was a wise man.

I've been thinking lately how doubly lucky people with loving partners as well as a loving God are...not sure that makes sense...its easy to take each for granted, but we shouldn't, ever.

Karen said...

That is one of the loveliest posts I have ever read. Thank you.