A Japanese magazine has a picture of a butterfly on one of its pages. It is a dull grey colour – until it is warmed by the touch of the hand.
The warmth of a hand causes the special inks in the printing to react and the dull grey is transformed into a flashing rainbow of colour.
We may marvel at the technology which allows this, but we can learn a lesson from it.
What else can we change by the warmth of our touch?
Can my family, my Church, my friends, my neighbours and even the people I meet as I shop, be changed by the warmth of my interest and care?
Could the Christlife in me – the Christlove in me – change a life from dull grey to radiant colours? Of course it could – IF I let it flow from me to those in need.
We all know people who are hungry for the touch of someone’s love.
Christmas is a lonely time for many people, especially for those who have lost loved ones.
Let us reach out with a cheery smile, encouraging words and a helping hand to make a difference.