You can believe the studies that have shown
that touching with your hands, can definitely have to do with healing. These studies have been done, both biblically, and
also with no thought whatsoever of what is found in our Bibles.
But one proves the other, so why not accept both. And in our case, especially the Bible.
There are scores of incidents in the Bible, of Christ "laying on of hands" as a part of healing.
Acts 13:3, "And when they had fasted and prayed,
and laid their hands on them…Mark 7:32," and they beseech him to put his hand upon him…2nd Timothy 1:6,
"Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands"
Touching is a special
thing. There are children’s hospitals where a "Pets Day" is held, and the change in those little ones can
be seen. And I remember going through a rest home where at times they would have parents bring their children for visits
with patients who never had a chance to see, and possibly touch, a baby.
Animals feel this same empathy. I’ve read of a home that had two cats, and one was injured
by a car and was left at a veterinary. The cat showed no emotion. Didn’t even meow or purr, and was declining, rather
than healing. As a last resort, the other cat was brought and left in the injured one’s cage, and immediately things
turned for the better. The cats touched each other with their tongues, and touching was the key.
And so it’s clear that the many times Jesus
touched and healed by the laying on of hands, is to be acknowledged. The Bible is foolishness to some, but always holds truth
(1st Corinthians 1:18).