“And He was preaching in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and casting out demons. And a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “If You are willing. You can make me clean.” Then Jesus, moved with compassion, put out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I am willing; be cleansed.”
Mark’s Gospel is the only Gospel that includes a description of Jesus’ emotions. He was “moved with compassion. . .” What a dear window into the heart of Jesus. He is moved, emotionally, with the sufferings of His children. But, even more, He is “willing” to heal.
We define “willing” as eager, enthusiastically willing, “ready-to-go”, positively inclined, not weighed down by preexisting objections or resistance; hence, willing, spontaneously generous.
Let’s put this into a prayer of faith:
Thank you, my Father, that You are enthusiastically willing to heal me. You are positively inclined to remove every sin and sickness (Leprosy often represents sin). You never resist helping me. You have no objection or reticence, You are always spontaneously generous toward me.
I boldly reach for You today, Lord, and I ask you to heal _____________ .
Be bold. Make your requests known to Him. List them.
Thank You Lord for letting us see Your heart. I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Meditation for today: Lord, You are spontaneously generous toward me.