On the way home from a conference, Don Piper’s car was crushed by a semi that crossed into his lane. After 34 surgeries and 1 year in the hospital Don finally came home. Don says, that when my 8 year old son, Chris, came home from school, without saying a word, Chris would walk over and lay his head on my chest. I don’t know how long his head lay there, probably not more than a full minute. He never said a word. He didn’t need to. That simple gesture was enough. I felt so loved by my son. He expressed his grief in the only way he knew how.”
I love the Peanuts cartoon where Lucy is hugging Snoopy and the caption reads: “Hugging is the Best Theology in the World.” Please remember the power of the human touch. It means so much.