Cheryl at Bread for the Bride posted this article this week, and I wanted to share it with any of you who do not know Cheryl's blog.
And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Mark 1:40-41
The willingness of God to meet us just where He finds us is absolute. There is no dark place He is not willing to enter with His light and His Life. There is no hidden corner His Love is not willing to penetrate. There is no shame, no hurt, no brokenness He is not willing to heal, no secret sin He is not willing to forgive and no life destroyed He is not willing to restore.
The greatest test of God’s willingness towards man took place in Gethsemane. There the Father proved His willingness to sacrifice His own Son so that humanity might escape the grip of sin and death. There the Son, through blood, sweat and tears, surrendered His human will to agree with the divine will of His Father, for humanity’s sake. There the Holy Spirit ministered unfathomable grace to the Son, enabling Him to emerge victorious from the greatest spiritual battle of His earthly ministry. The battle was all about willingness. (Luke 22:42)
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