“A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.
“I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.”
Matthew 8:1-3 NIV
Where others pull away in fear, Jesus boldly reaches out and touches. He loves the unloveable and brings hope where shame has tried to destroy it.
Jesus doesn’t flinch in the face of fear or pull away from the decay of sin- He goes right to it.
There is no disease that Jesus can’t heal and no broken place that Jesus can’t make whole. There is no sin that is unforgivable and no person that is unredeemable.
Just as the disease of leprosy on the outside condemns the bearer to isolation and shame, the untouched places of brokenness that sin has wrecked havoc can make you feel the same way.
You may want to shun those broken parts or even more,forget they exist. They are too decayed, too far gone…they are untouchable.
But not Jesus, he doesnt want to forget them, He will work to heal them.
Just as He healed the outside of the untouchable lepor who asked Him if He was willing and He will boldly go into darkest places of your life to bring truth and healing to them.
Jesus is willing.
He is able to do more than you could ask or imagine and He will not give up on you. Come to Him, uncover the brokenness and ask Him if He is willing.