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6721 Jonestown Rd
Harrisburg, PA, 17112
United States


We are a Southern Baptist Church, by affiliation.  We cooperate with, and are part of a larger denomination. East Shore Baptist Church (ESBC) is an independent church, which truly believes in God’s Word, the Bible, as the sole source of faith and practice.

Heads or Tails with Jean Harrison

After joining a group of women at church in doing an online devotional called "Good Morning Girls", where the women take a passage of Scripture and "S.O.A.P." it (Scripture-Observation-Application-Prayer) Jean found herself thinking through Scripture and it's application to life in her walks with her new puppy, Buddy. Here are some of her musings...

How Can I Touch Jesus?

David Jostenski

Luke 6:19 "And the whole multitude sought to touch Him, for power went out from Him and healed them all".  The lost lambs finally had a "shepherd in the flesh".  A Messiah........Son of God in their midst!!  

What kinds of people flocked around Jesus? How do we touch Him today?  Do we just touch Him with our requests?  Or do we look to serve Him first with our Kingdom work?

 When we were in Costa Rica, our guide took us to a Catholic Church.  It was very ornate, big, and beautiful.  Something you could worship if you had a mind to.  Early on, when we were looking around, I saw people single-file and some ways apart walking on their knees.  Mind you, the church was really big.  The people started at one end of the church and went to the altar walking on their knees.  Brian said it was an "act of penance".

 I was rather incredulous and kept staring.  Then I kind of woke up and thought I was intruding on this act of penance.   So I walked away.  I thought of how badly my knees would hurt if I did that.  Yeah, the knee with the arthritis would be a serious consequence.  

 So how do I seek to touch Jesus?  I really try to touch Him with my obedience to God's Word.  I have a note card in my dresser mirror that says "love is an act of endless forgiving".  Yes, I really set upon forgiving also.  Sometimes it doesn't happen overnight but I really don't want to be tormented by unforgiveness.  Remembering what Jesus said on the Cross......."forgive them Father for they know not what they do".  I forgive because  I want my joy back !!

 I believe I touch Him when I choose to love.  When I choose to love, I am walking with my Lord hand-in-hand.  That is the "best walk in the world".