01.21.12

Just A Hug

Posted in Encouragement, Encouraging Bible Verses, Encouraging Christian Resources, Encouraging Poems at 10:43 pm by Administrator

January 21st is National Hugging Day.

Rev. Kevin Zaborney, a student of psychology, came up with this National Hugging Day idea, which has been celebrated worldwide on January 21st since 1986. There is even an official website for the holiday!

Ecclesiastes 3:1,5: “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. . .a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing.”

The front of one American Greetings Forget Me Not card reads, “A hug is love wrapped up in a warm little package.”

Many stories in the Bible tell of people hugging and embracing one another. One of the most well-known is the story of the prodigal son returning home to his father (Luke 15:11-24). Please read Genesis 29:12-13; 48:9-10; Ruth 1:11-14; Mark 10:13-16 and Acts 20:1, 9-11.

In honor of National Hugging Day, I thought I would share a poem I wrote some years ago entitled, “Just A Hug“:

Just A Hug

I’ve been working all day
Just toiling away
I’ve endured insults, strife and snubs
All I need to help me indeed
Is not much
Just
A little hug.

It’s amazing to think
What a touch can do
In a world so naked of love
There’s friendship in a handshake
There’s warmth in a kiss
But oh!
There’s power in a hug.

Our world would improve
More peace would ensue
If more bodies and arms embraced
You would be surprised
To see the change in lives
If hugging became
The practice
Of the Race.

“And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them.” Acts 20:1



Hug someone today. You’ll both feel better.

Be encouraged,

Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr.

Related Inspirational Materials by Evangelist Manuel Scott Jr:

  • Just A Hug:10 Precious Poems For Christian Sisters To Think About
  • Turning On The Power (poetry book)

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