Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Been Hugged?

Jesus HugsWe proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3.
Don Graham writes about a young woman named Linda who was traveling alone up the rutted and rugged highway from Alberta to the Yukon in the fall of the year. Linda didn't know you don't travel to Whitehorse alone in a rundown Honda Civic, so she set off where only four-wheel drives normally venture. The first evening she found a room in the mountains near a summit and asked for a 5 A.M. wakeup call so she could get an early start.
She awoke to early morning fog shrouding the mountaintops. She went to breakfast where two truckers invited her to join them. Since the place was so 12pt, she felt obliged. "Where are you headed?" one of the truckers asked.
"In that little Civic? No way! This pass is too dangerous in weather like this."
"Well, I'm determined to try," was Linda's gutsy response.
"Then I guess we're just going to have to hug you," the trucker suggested.
Linda drew back. "There's no way I'm going to let you touch me!"
"Not like THAT!" the truckers chuckled. "We'll put one truck in front of you and one in the rear. In that way, we'll get you through the mountains." All that foggy morning Linda followed the two red dots in front of her and had the reassurance of a big escort behind as they made their way safely through the mountains.
HugsThere are a lot of people that need to be "hugged" in that way. Caught in the fog on the dangerous passage through life, we all need others to give us a hug from time to time. Fellowship is experiencing that hug from God and from His family.
When is the last time someone “hugged” you?
When is the last time you “hugged” someone?

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