The sermon at church this morning covered this part of Mark. Our pastor spoke about how serious leprosy was in those days, how anything touched by a leper became unclean. How lepers were completely ostracized from society. And how it was believed that sin caused leprosy.
How lonely it must have been for anyone affected!
After the semon, I got to thinking:
This guy had faith!
To be so bold as to approach Jesus, and to say that if Jesus wanted to, then He could heal. And his faith was rewarded.
Jesus has compassion.
The scripture says that Jesus was moved with pity. And did something no one else would ever do for fear, He reached out and touched him. Amazing.
Jesus answered this request
He said to the Leper, “I will; be clean.”
Miracles are real.
The leper was healed. Instantly.
All for faith. There are other examples of faith in the bible, 2 of which are women come to mind. For each of these testimonies, these people stepped outside of what they were used to, disregarding the ways of the crowd, or how it was acceptable to behave. Their faith was greater than their fear.
My fear is greater than my faith. I’ve written previously about my dreams to have my own business, homeschool, and travel Australia, devoting my time to understanding better the scriptures. But I am afraid.
Afraid that I don’t have enough knowledge, won’t get enough clients, won’t teach my children well enough, won’t be able to pay the bills. The list can go on and on.
I’m working on the fear!
Is your faith bigger than your fear?