The Leper’s Story

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


12 Comments Add yours

  1. dynaxty says:

    Simple and interesting narrative. Another lesson for me is that we must make effort to seek help from the right source, we shouldn’t let an opportunity pass us by. Great job BBG.

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    1. Very true, I didn’t think about that.

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  2. Well said! I love that Jesus ministered right where people were, and just as they were. There is so much we need to learn from His example.

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    1. That’s a great point! I’m glad you liked it 😊❤🙏

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  3. Very good story even in a tiny way 🙂

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  4. You are correct in that, in that miracle, we can learn a lot about God’s compassion for those who readily seek Him.

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  5. T. R. Noble says:

    This is a powerful story, though short. It’s interesting because it seems some of the most powerful stories of Jesus and His miracles, are shorter ones. I wonder if the disciples just came to expect this…so they didn’t realize how special these moments were. I’ve noticed with this story and some others, many of them had to do with people who were shunned, and those who already had faith. That’s powerful. They had faith walking in.

    Also, I’m so happy to see you use the logo and that you’ve used it as your icon as well. It looks so beautiful! with your blog!! 🙂 Thanks for using it!

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    1. That’s very true! And I love the logo as well ❤

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