Would you hug a person like this?

Physical touch is powerful.

I love this picture … let me tell you why.  This is my friend, Marc Tindall, and he’s being Jesus.  Marc is loving on a person from the dump in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Despite this lady’s stench and despite her filth … he loves her anyway. He’s concerned with her physical, emotional and spiritual needs. He’s being the hands and feet of Jesus.

Could you … would you … hug a person like this? A person who reeked with the smell of rotten trash? Jesus would. Marc would.

It doesn’t matter what someone looks like or smells like …. find someone to love on today.

“And Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man and said, “I will. Be healed!” And immediately the man was healed from his disease.” Matthew 8:3

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Trey Morgan tagged this post with: , Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Powerful photo! Great post.

  2. This image has been stuck in my head ever since last week when I saw it on Facebook. So many thoughts and emotions that brings up.

  3. Jess says:

    Thats beautiful, Gods grace and mercy at work. Hey Trey, my sister started blogging again, check out her page at http://dandydaychronicle.wordpress.com/

    I’m sure she would be thrilled if you stopped by. :)

  4. Greg England says:

    Yes, I would hug a person like that and have done so many times. Great photo! You don’t always have to go to a third world country either.

  5. Stachia says:

    Last year when we were getting ready to go to the dump, Mark tried to tell us what we were going to be seeing he told us that it was ok to hug the people that we saw that they were people just like us and we did not want to hurt their feelings. I remember on the bus ride that I was thinking what if they don’t want to hug me. The entire group going to the dump that day was going to stand out. I had on clean clothes and had had a shower, the question for me was not if I could hug them but would they want to hug me, I was the different one. When we got to the site to start feeding, an elderly woman immediatley came up grabbed my face in her hands kissed my cheek and then gave me one of the best hugs I have ever had. I would most defiantly hug someone that looked like the girl in the photo or the little old lady that had not had a bath in a while or the sweet kids that I played with because I would be the one blessed. I had been concerned that since I could not speak their language that it would be difficult to communicate but a hug and a smile is an universal language that made it easy. I can’t wait to go back in July.

    • Trey Morgan says:

      I always love your comments the best. You are SO right on this. I can’t wait to get back this summer and hug some more. Love is an international language spoken world-wide.

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