The Miracle Touch of Jesus Brings Acceptance
Read Luke 5:12-13
He was a leper-rejected and marginalized by society, feared by many, kept at a distance by all in case his touch gave them this deadly skin disease as well. Obviously, Jesus’ reputation must have gone before him, because the man falls to the ground and begs for Jesus to make him clean. Then Jesus does something amazing, something no one else would have done: he reaches out and touches the man. There are two miracles here in one! The man is cleansed of his leprosy, but even before that he is affirmed and accepted by the simple touch of Jesus!
Do you feel marginalized, unclean, rejected? Be willing to receive the affirming and healing touch of Jesus. The touch that says you are created by, loved by, accepted by, cleansed by the Lord God Almighty.