And a leper came to Him, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” And moved with compassion, He stretched out His hand, and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” (Mark 1:40-41 NASB)
I know we looked at this story last week, but today I just want to ponder something with you.
What is Jesus moved by here?
Is He moved by the wretched state of this leper – the pain and suffering evident in his life of misery?
Is He moved by the plea for healing?
Is He moved by the measure of faith that declares a faith in God’s ability?
Is He moved by the question – is it actually Your will to heal, and a need to demonstrate that will?
What is it that moves Jesus here?
I say it is all of the above. Jesus is not an immovable object – He is moved by the infirmity of our flesh, He is moved by faith in any measure, and He is moved by our prayers, and declarations!
What a wonderful Savior!
See you then.