Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

In one of the villages, Jesus met a man with an advanced case of leprosy. When the man saw Jesus, he bowed with his face to the ground, begging to be healed. "Lord," he said, "if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean." Jesus reached out and touched him. "I am willing," he said. "Be healed!" And instantly the leprosy disappeared.
                                                                               Luke 5:12-13 (NLT)

Notice that before Jesus heals this leper that he touches him.  Max Lucado, in his book Just Like Jesus has this great line that goes "Unworthy of the touch of man, but worthy of the touch of God."  I love that line.  It's so true about the leper and even about many people today. 

The fact is that we are all lepers before God.  We’re so far from being holy and worthy of even approaching Him. But Jesus seeks the unworthy.  He calls out to you and to me.  And through His own doing, He (not us) makes us worthy of a touch from God.

I speak quite often about how we are supposed to do this or that.  How we should be acting this way or that way if we are following Christ.  The fact is though, if we’re truly in love with the Healer, we don’t have to be told all this.

Instead of worrying about if you have to act a certain way or do a certain number of things, you should set your mind…and your heart…to truly getting in touch with Jesus. Those who are saved are changed.  If you haven’t changed by being in the presence of Christ, have you truly experienced Christ?

Our words should be the same words of the leper.  “If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”  For his response will always be, “I am willing”.  It is then that we’ll be so sold out to Christ that not doing His will won’t even be an option.

In the love of Christ,


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