Mark 1:40-41 A leper came to Him, pleading with Him and kneeling before Him, saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” 41 Then Jesus, moved with compassion, extended His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I will. Be clean.” 42 As soon as He had spoken, the leprosy immediately departed from him, and he was cleansed.
Leprosy start with discoloration of a patch of skin. . If left untreated, the disease eventually affects the internal organs as well which can cause deformity.
The person with this disease was considered an outcast in society and was barred from temple worship and service because it represented sin and uncleanliness.
The leper saw Jesus and I believe he not only heard about the miracles Jesus performed, but he probably saw some of the people who had been sick and diseased in the past that are now healed.
Jesus, being God in the flesh, has power and authority over all things, therefore, He was not concerned about having the disease of leprosy passed on to Him. He is God!
The diseased man could not pass his disease on to Jesus, but Jesus could pass grace and mercy with compassionate healing on to the leper. WOW! Look at our God!
The faith of the leper brought about his healing. Jesus touched him and he was healed.
The leper received his healing that day because he not only believed that Jesus was able to heal him, but he believed that Jesus had the power and the ability to do just that for him.
Let's listen to his request after he knelt down before Jesus. He said to Jesus “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” That's faith!
From this day forward, the leper was able to say "SHALOM"! He had been changed in the winkling of an eye.
Here is the most shocking part of this text: Jesus touched a leper!! He went against the current of man's traditions, He went against the custom and rule of the day just to saved a life.
GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!!! Jesus touched a leper! WOW!!!
Just one touch and the leper was healed by faith.
Real compassion is more than a feeling. Real compassion moves from feelings to action.
Out of compassion of the leper, Jesus responded with these words “I will. Be clean.”
Immediately after responding to the leper with a resounding "YES" and "BE CLEAN", scripture declares that the leper was healed immediately.
JUST ONE TOUCH FROM THE HANDS OF JESUS! IS THIS YOUR NEED ON TODAY?
Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”
I now closes with a few words from this song titled: "HE TOUCH ME"
Shackled by a heavy burden,
'Neath a load of guilt and shame.
Then the hand of Jesus touched me,
And now I am no longer the same.
He touched me, Oh He touched me,
And oh the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.
JUST ONE TOUCH! Jesus touched me and I am no longer the same!
JUST ONE TOUCH AND YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!
THANK YOU LORD!!
Your Servant Debra