Date: July 8, 2014 9:53 PM
Topic: +DEV+ Unclean !
"A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, 'If you are willing, you can make me clean.' Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man." Mark 1:40-41
Scripture Focus: Mark 1:40-45
"Unclean! "According to the Mosaic Law, that is what a leper was required to shout when near other people because leprosy was terrifying in its contagious and speedy progression.
Jesus could have healed this leper with a word. He could have commanded the man to bathe in a stream. He could have allowed the leper to grab His robe. But Jesus " touched " him.
What did that touch mean to this outcast? He must have been desperate for physical contact with other people - for proof that though the disease had stolen his health, it had not stolen his humanity.
Jesus then instructed him to show himself to a priest, to comply with the Mosaic Law. Instead, the man proclaimed his healing to all who would listen. Would the local priests have become believers if this man had obeyed Jesus and followed the Law? We don't know.
What we do know is that the Law could only "confirm" his physical healing. It could not "bring" healing - physical or spiritual. For that, the man needed the touch of the Master's hand and so do we.
Insight: Where Do You Need The Touch Of The Master's Hand In Your Life? Submit To Jesus' Touch And Experience Spiritual Healing And Restoration.
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