Tuesday, April 9, 2013

He knows our deepest needs!

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

I think this story is so amazing because it shows just who Jesus/Yeshua was. Jesus could have easily just said to the leper, "be healed," and he would have been healed. But he did not. See, back then lepers were basically cut off from society; people avoided them like the plague and no one dared to touch one! So here is this man who has not been touched in who knows how long and before healing him, Jesus reaches out his hand and touched him! Imagine how that man felt that Jesus did not try to get away from this man and someone finally touched him!
Jesus knew physically this man needed healing but deep inside, his heart needed someone to not look at him as a walking disease; his heart longed for someone's touch. Christ knows just what it is we need.He knows our deepest desires and our wants. But many times we rely on the world to give us what only God can.


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