Luke 5:12-16 (ESV)
Spending time with the Lord, is important for our spiritual health in this season of the “viral spiral”. Jesus was not only able to cleanse the leper who came to Him for healing but He was willing.
When we have issues that bubble up in our lives (maybe even from the past), we must see them for what tbey are- a condition that can only be cleansed with a spiritual disinfectant. We can wash and wash but the disease is still stuck to our DNA. With Jesus’ healing power, He gives us a cure that regenerates our very own genetic makeup. No longer are we stuck in the sin nature or addictive cycle. We are given another option- to trust Him in this new way of life.
C. S. Lewis describes his conversion as factual not emotional. He was headed to the zoo in the side car of his brother’s motorcycle. Leaving on the journey as an unbeliever, he arrived a new creation. Old things passed away. He was a believer from that moment forward.
Be encouraged by Luke’s account (a physical encounter that represents our spiritual need):
12 While he was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy.[a] And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” 13 And Jesus[b] stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him. 14 And he charged him to tell no one, but “go and show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” 15 But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. 16 But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.
Today, when you “hear” His voice- call out to Jesus. He is willing to make you whole.- Teresa