Jesus Came to Get Messy
Read: Deuteronomy 13:1-15:23 & Luke 8:40-9:6 & Psalm 71:1-24 & Proverbs 12:5-7
In Luke 8, Jesus meets a woman who has been subject to bleeding for 12 years. This was a medical issue and a social issue. To everyone in the community, this woman was considered ceremonially unclean and beyond healing. She was an outcast in need of a savior.
The woman sought Jesus out, believing He alone could heal her. Despite the uncleanliness caused by her disorder and the stigma that accompanied her very being, the woman had faith that Jesus would care for her and she was healed just by touching just the edge of His cloak. Afterward, Jesus calls her “daughter.” He tells to go in peace, having been healed by her faith.
Jesus didn’t send the woman away for her uncleanliness, and the same is true for us today. No amount of messiness in our lives is too much for Jesus to clean up. We don’t have to clean ourselves up before we can come to Him. We come to Him because we can’t do it on our own. Our faith in Jesus’s ability to heal us is what will bring us peace.
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