While He was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged Him, “Lord, if You will, You can make me clean.” Luke 5:12
This man full of leprosy is the perfect illustration of us as sinners.
“The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed out or bound up or softened with oil.” [Isaiah 1:5-6]
This man who had no hope realized that his only hope is in Christ. He humbled himself, fell down, and worshipped at Jesus’ feet, acknowledging that Jesus had the power to heal him, but asked for His mercy so he could be cleansed.
Jesus had the power and compassion. There is no one beyond hope when Jesus is involved. He restored parts that had disappeared and He does the same thing in salvation. When we were dead in sins, He made us alive…with life to the FULL!
The leprous man who had been healed couldn’t keep it in. He was disobedient to Christ’s command to be silent about the miracle. But we are called to blab about what Jesus has done! Blaze abroad the Gospel! Catch his fever!