Wednesday, August 28, 2013

And Jesus reached out and touched him

And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”  And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” Matthew 8:2-3

Kneeling is a physical acknowledgement of complete submission. As in “We will not bow down to your gods.” This leper had come to the very end of his resources, totally spent, poured out empty. 

And he knelt before Jesus and said, “Lord if you will.”

And Jesus responded, “I will.”

And I kneel down, all of me.  Body, soul and spirit.  Spent and empty.  

Come unto me, all you weary and you wired. 
All you burdened and you tired. 

And be.