Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Healing of the Leper

Our story in chapel today was from Mark 1, where Jesus healed the leprous man. Pastor asked the children why Jesus sent the man to the priests to offer the sacrifices commanded in the law. Jesus said, "As a testimony to them." Testimony to what? A testimony that He had not come to set aside the Law. It was not to be abolished. But it was fulfilled in Him.

He also asked the children to tell him when the man was healed, and to be careful to use the words in the text. The first answer was "when Jesus touched him." Not really, though. The text actually says, "As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him." When the little kids found this in their Bibles, they answered, "It was when Jesus SAID."

There's just something that makes your heart bubble with joy, and thankful tears come to your eyes, to hear these little ones speaking out of their utter faith in the words which proceed from Jesus' mouth. What He says surely comes true! And they know it.

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