Kyle Pettit

Jesus touched a Leper

Kyle Pettit
Jesus touched a Leper

In Mark chapter 1 verses 40&41 Jesus touches a leper. 

"And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, "if you will, you can make me clean." Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, "I will; be clean."

I don't think we grasp the full weight of what Jesus did right here. Jesus in this moment broke through the levitical law, which said that if you touch someone unclean, you become unclean. We read this as Jesus comes for the outcast, but its so much more than that. Jesus made himself unclean so that we can be made clean. A perfect mirror of 2 Corinthians 5:21 "He who knew no sin BECAME sin for us."

Jesus Christ was made sin for us. 

Wow. 

We are the leper. We defiled Jesus, not so that Jesus could be made unclean, but so that we could be made clean.

"O that poor sinner would go to Jesus, believing in the power of His blessed substitutionary work, and they would soon learn the power of his gracious touch. that hand which multiplied the loaves, which saved sinking Peter, which upholds afflicted saints, which crowns believers, that same hand will touch every seeking sinner, and in a moment make him clean. The love of Jesus is the source of salvation. He loves, he looks, He touches us, WE LIVE." - C. H. Spurgeon

-kP

 

*Photo by Sadie Butler