“Anything under God’s control is never out of control.”
Charles R. Swindoll
The Nature of Jesus – Compassion & Care
When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”
Matthew 8 : 1- 2
Soon after preaching to a multitude of people as Jesus came down the mountain, He faced a man whose plight was beyond any human help. At that time leprosy was a highly infectious and destructive disease that was incurable and was a sign of being cursed. As such, the leper came to Jesus with a great need and desperation.
Even though his condition seemed hopeless, the leper came to Jesus because of what he had heard Jesus was able to do. He took a great step of faith to break the barriers of law that prohibited him to be present amongst others. This was because he trusted in the power of Jesus, acknowledged His Lordship and worshipped Him with all his heart.
Mark 1:41 says Jesus was moved with compassion when a leper came to Him, imploring Him and kneeling down to Him. Today whatever the ‘leprosy situation’ that we may be going through let us know that Jesus is full of compassion and care for our needs.
As we worship Jesus and go to Him in our desperation with an earnest heart, Jesus who is full of compassion will bring healing and cleansing; not only from the ‘leprosy situations’ of our lives, but also from all its terrible effects on our souls.
Dear Lord I come to You in Jesus’ name, believing in the power of the Messiah who is able to pardons all my iniquities, heal all my diseases, redeem my life from the pit and crown me with His loving kindness and compassion.
God Bless you
Theo and Manju