I received a request to write about some of Jesus’s miracles, specifically the leper He healed. There actually isn’t that much said about this miracle in the Bible, but that doesn’t make it any less powerful.
The story begins as Jesus is coming down from teaching The Sermon on the Mount. Suddenly, a man afflicted with leprosy falls at His feet and worships Him, crying, “Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”
Let’s back up for a second. Because there was no cure for leprosy, at that time lepers were treated as outcasts. They had to leave their families and to live in a sort of leper community; if they were ever around anyone healthy, they had to shout before them, “Unclean! Unclean!” so that people could get out of the way in time. It was a hard, sad, lonely existence, and that leper throwing himself at Jesus’s feet was a very bold move.
After this man’s daring act, everyone probably went still, waiting to see what Jesus do. And He did an extremely surprising thing! Jesus touched the man. The Bible says, “And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will, be thou clean.” He was made whole!
There are so many lessons we can take away from this short story. One is to notice the wording of the leper’s request. He already knew Jesus could heal him. He had such great faith. Another thing we can learn is compassion; Jesus had such compassion on this man, and any others He healed. Sometimes we judge from the outside and look down on people, instead of caring about them. What did you get out of this story? Comment below.
Thanks for reading! Do you have any Bible stories you would like me to do? Please comment below. God bless y’all, BBG