“There came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, ‘Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.’ And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, ‘I will; be clean.’ And immediately the leprosy left him.” Luke 5:12-13
What are you struggling with today? What are the things in your past or present that you think should keep you from coming to Jesus for help, healing and transformation? Is your past riddled with mistakes that you think make you dirty and worthless? Do you struggle with continual and habitual sin that you cannot defeat? Have you failed in some way and are now deeply ashamed and fearful of the future? Come to Jesus! Come to Him for healing! Come to Him for help! Come to Him for transformation and for all that you need! He is able!
Look at this leper and follow his lead. He came to Jesus in desperation and cried out for help. Luke, who was a physician, says that this man’s case of leprosy was of the worst and most advanced kind. Yet, though he was unclean, and touching him would have made anyone unclean with him, even still Jesus touched this man. And the powerful touch of Christ made a great reversal in this man’s body—but much more in his life.
So, will you come to Him today? Will you cry out to Him in faith and receive His help, salvation, and transforming righteousness? If you do, then He will save, heal, help, and change your life forever. Your identity will no longer be in the mistakes you’ve made, the sins you struggle with, or the failures you have done. It will be in Christ alone and you will be free. Come to Him today and receive life.
Father in heaven, cause us to come to Jesus and to cry to Him and to receive from His hand all that we could ever need. Turn the mistakes, sins, and failures of our past into testimonies of Your transforming grace. I ask in Jesus’ name, for Your glory, and for our everlasting joy. Amen.