March 15, 2022
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Encounter: The Leper
Scripture: Matthew 8:1-4 NLT
Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. Suddenly, 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.” Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. Then 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 testimony that you have been cleansed.”
Like the man with leprosy, I know you are able to heal me and make me clean, but I sometimes find myself questioning your willingness to do so. I confess to you that I struggle with my worthiness along with your willingness, both of which are damaging to my faith. Remind me, Lord, that I am beloved, not because I make myself worthy, but because you do. If it is your will, heal me and make me clean.
In your holy name,
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