Friday, January 28, 2011
I wish my prayers were answered like this!
He was a man with leprosy. It was deadly, incurable and made the sufferer both ostracized and poor.
His request was simple.
Matthew 8:1 "When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy[a] came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
I believe, he was saying. I don't know if you WANT to help me, but if you DID want to I am sure you could.
Jesus response was immediate and amazing:
3 "Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. 4 Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
I wish all my prayers were answered this decisively. This quickly. This fully!