Luke chapter 5 has a lot going on. Jesus calling of the disciples, but first providing a miraculous catch of fish, healing a leper, healing the paralytic with four faith filled friends, (it doesn’t say 4, I’m just thinking one on each corner), calling Levi the IRS guy and then answering the question about ministry style with a parable.
2 things stand out to me. What the leper said, “Lord if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
More importantly Jesus answer, “I am willing, be clean”
And the second is Jesus’ reply to the Pharisees about who he hung out with, “it is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance”.
I need Jesus to touch me and make me clean today. I need a savior who is seeking me out not because I’m so good but because I need spiritual healing.
Thank you Jesus for seeking me out and touching my unclean life and bringing me back into a relationship with you.
(Originally posted 9-8-15)