April 14, 2015
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. . . I have touched him with my own hands.

1 John 1:1image001

John writes from the perspective of having known the Christ in the flesh.  His powerful, straightforward witness makes our faith seem tangible.  He inspires my most exultant Easter joy with confidence.

Yet I know that John’s witness doesn’t explain my experience of faith.  I have tried to reclaim the moment when I first believed, and it eludes me.  Yet I know it’s not so much that I have touched Him as it is that He has touched me, and I can recapture that moment, just by listening.  When I push aside the clutter in my mind, I know His guiding touch, His restraining touch, His encouraging touch.  When I am truly present, I feel God moving in my life.

As I reflect on the miracle of His resurrection, my heart is full with joy at the knowledge that God reached down to touch me.

(c) 2015 Nancy Jagmin

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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