Jesus Heals the Leper <<<- this link is attached to some great sermon notes, or you could read my notes below to see how the Word was coming alive for me today…
Scripture: When Jesus came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And then a leper approached, did him homage, and said, “Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.” He stretched out his hand, touched him, and said, “I will do it. Be made clean.” His leprosy was cleansed immediately. (Matthew 8:1-3)
Observation: After reading the notes from the USCCB scripture page from the New American Bible, I see that the purpose of selecting this particular part of the readings this morning is because God is showing me that the leper came to Jesus to pay him homage and knew that Jesus could make him clean. By this act of faith, Jesus performed this miracle cleansing of the leper, and then made sure that the leper went on to present himself in the temple, so that he could be reactivated into an active religious life at the time.
Faith: If you click on this link you will see, the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen. It is my hope that today I will be able to receive the assurance of things hoped for and be convicted to recognize the things that I may not necessarily see right now in the church.
Prayer: Lord, as I take the next step forward in my faith walk, let me not lose sight of the things that are important to You, and be humble enough to recognize the wisdom of those around me. In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.