1Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside.2Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

3Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.4Then Jesus said to him, “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public btestimony that you have been cleansed.”

I wish we knew more about this leper.  Lepers lived in communities all by themselves.  How did he hear about Jesus?  He didn’t get a text on his cell phone!  Some non-leper had to come to their community.  And when he comes to Jesus, he already has such faith in Him.  Where did that come from?  He couldn’t have heard him preach because Jesus was almost always in public places where lepers were strictly forbidden to come.  And why only this leper?  He probably lived with many lepers, why didn’t any of them believe when he did?

Lord, I don’t know why some people have faith and some don’t.  Bt please Lord, give me faith.  And Jesus, it appears someone went to these lepers and told them about You.  Help me to bring You to the social outcast of our world today.  And when Your love and power is rejected by almost everyone, help me to be happy if even one leper goes and finds You.  And lastly Lord, help me to also be that leper for I need You as much as he did.

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