The Miracle Touch of Jesus Brings Forgiveness
Read Luke 7:44-48
Jesus is at the house of a religious leader called Simon, who hasn’t even had the decency to get a servant to clean the dirty feet of Jesus as he comes in from the road. In fact Jesus was made to feel most unwelcome- no kiss from the host, no oil on his head as most guests would receive. It’s left to ‘a sinful woman’ (as she is described in the Bible) to offer Jesus all the hospitality and appreciation that the religious leader should have shown. Overcome with weeping, she uses her tears to clean Jesus’ feet and her long hair to wipe the feet. Most of the guests are scandalized, but Jesus welcomes the woman’s touch of affection. He articulates that her love for him is linked to the forgiveness of her many sins, and that she is able to go in peace because of her simple show of faith and love.
Are you ready to kneel at the feet of Jesus and receive the forgiveness that you need? Can you express a deep love for God because he has forgiven you of so much?