BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY
Friday, June 01, 2018
THE TOUCH OF THE DIVINE
Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched our His hand and touched him, and said to him. "I am willing; be cleansed, immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed"
Jesus was filled with compassion, a compassion so deep that it permeated the core of His being and it moved Him to action. Jesus could have healed the man in many way ways but He chose touch the man with leprosy and make him clean. People would have avoided touching this man because of his uncleanness, and his leprosy would have made him unable to feel their touch even if they had. It was probably many years that this man was able feel a human touch.
The disciples were shocked when Jesus touched the leper and cleansed him."Be clean!" With His touch , the man's leprosy was immediately healed. Three different Gospel writers include this account because it taught the disciples, and teaches us about Jesus' priorities regarding people. He came for those who are unclean and who recognize their brokenness.
It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but those who are ill. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
The entire purpose of the ministry of Christ is to reach out and redeem the unclean people of our society. All of us are unclean because of sin, but Jesus makes us pure and whole through His death and resurrection. When we believe in Him, He invites us to join in His mission to heal the hurt and broken of our world, both physically and spiritually. One touch from Jesus make clean what is unclean, so may we take seriously the privilege that Jesus has chosen to work through us in a world that so desperately needs the touch of the divine.
Lord Jesus, We need You to heal our vision of how we view others. Thank You for your compassion and for making us clean so we can show the same compassion to others. In Your Holy Name. Amen
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