Everything Jesus did, He did because He loves us. He IS Love. It is because of that Love for us that He came to us with Healing in His Hands.
To Jesus His coming is ALL about a Family Reunion. Every Word spoken and every Touch felt was meant to prove His love for His family…that’s you and I that believe in the Son of God.
Would you or I have compassion to touch, to hold, or to cry with a leper?
A leper can see, taste, smell, and hear. He has all the senses to enjoy life but one. A leper cannot touch, for he has no feeling in his hands or in his body. A leper can be old or young depending when the disease came upon them. A leper is an outcast rejected and avoided by society. A leper has no mother, no father, no family, no friends, no children and no love…he has been abandoned by all.
Their death sentence imposed by society is not to die, but to live until they die; devoid of human contact without love and alone. They are locked inside their decaying body, alone and feared by all. They had been given Non-Human Status at the time of Jesus first coming.
A leper cannot feel the pedal of a flower, the coolness of a cup of water nor the gentle breeze that caresses our skin…or the touch of mother, father, child, brother, sister or friend.
Can anyone be more alone in this world than a leper? Can there be anyone more in need of a gentle touch expressing love than a leper? Is there anyone more in need of Reunion with his or her family than a leper? I cannot think of anyone.
There were many lepers healed by Jesus.
In Mark 1 vs. 40 – 41 it says:
“Then a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him (prostrate on His face) and saying (begging-pleading) to Him, If You are willing, You can make me clean. And Jesus, moved with compassion, put out His hand and touched him and said to him “I am willing, be cleansed.”
In a very real sense those of you that do not believe in Jesus are Spiritual Leper’s. You will miss the Family Reunion.
His hand is reaching out to you saying
“I am willing, be cleansed.”