Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Say nothing, show yourself...


In Matthew 8, A man with leprosy comes to Jesus, Jesus stretched out His hand, touched him and healed him and immediately his leprosy was cleansed! Jesus said to him " See that you say nothing to anyone, but go and show yourself to the priest ... for proof to them." 8:4

Jesus in His love and compassion and mercy takes us exactly how we are when we come to Him! Leprosy is a terrible disease that is similar to the effects of sin of the soul, it is debilitating, painful, corrupting, and it enslaves us beyond our control, it leaves us hopeless. We come to Jesus with our own form of leprosy and one touch from Him and we are free! His love truly knows NO bounds! Jesus told the man to just simply show himself, maybe because God is so glorified in a changed life... My life has been changed by Jesus. I came to Jesus damaged, hurt, and broken, He made me whole, He gave me hope, Jesus changed me by His love for me and I pray that my actions and life shout "God is real and alive and GOOD and He set me free!"

"Bless the Lord, O my soul and forget not all His benefits! He forgives all your sins, He heals all your disease, He redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy!" Psalm 103:2-4