Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Mark 1:41
Heres a story of a man with leprosy, a skin disease that causes physical deformation. During the First Century Jewish culture, people who were disabled or physically ill were considered “Cursed by God’ and banished from society. This man is an outcast, but hes seeking the One who set the captives Free
He finds Jesus and begs to him “If you are willing, You can make me Clean”. Why is this man pursuing Jesus? Why is he on his knees? Because he knows Jesus is the Messiah (Christ), he has faith that Jesus can heal him
Jesus was moved with compassion, Jesus cares about us and knows what we are feeling. Jesus, the Son of God, became human to die for our sins. He knows our pain and suffering, he knows the fear and anxiety you feel.
and He said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” Mark 1:44
After Jesus healed the man with leprosy, he told him to go tell the high priests as a testimony. What is your testimony? What did Jesus heal you from? Did you tell anyone? Our testimonies are the greatest evidence of the gospel of Christ!
Jesus is willing to make you clean, come to him and ask for forgiveness in Jesus Name Amen!