12 While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”
13 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” And immediately the leprosy left him.
Hello Blog Friends,
People who write blogs or just write in general or have a need to express themselves through the written word tend to need writing as an agent of healing, decision making, thought processing, emotion cleansing, release, relief…… I am one of those people. I find writing this blog to be a way of getting some things out that if I tried to express them among those who know me they may misunderstand or draw back wondering “who is this crazy lady?” Now here comes the dilemma; many of those who now read my blog actually KNOW ME! I can’t just “vomit” out my thoughts; I have to consider that someone or two or three, I will see at some point today. Ugh! “It isn’t easy being green.”
I wonder if that is how a leper feels. All of the nastiness is right there on their outside for all to see and comment upon. What must be bottled up on their insides? What cries are longing to be expressed and heard? They walk around day in and day out trying to cover up, to hide, to be unseen. What pain, what grief……no wonder the leper fell at the feet of Jesus.
When I need to let my ugliness out, when I need to purge, I too fall at the feet of Jesus. He is the safe harbor. I can never be so vile or ugly that Jesus would turn and walk away from me. My filth is nothing to Him….He sees my soul; He knows my heart. I can trust Him with ALL THINGS. Jesus will touch my skin riddled with sores and wounds and He will see me as white as snow, as soft as silk for He, the Lord, has conquered sin and death.
When friends give you that sympathetic/concerned grin and they are trying to do and say the right thing but all you feel is judged and lectured to, fall at the feet of Jesus. When society mocks and rebukes you, fall at the feet of Jesus. When your heart and mind are raging a war within you that feels as though it is about to tear you in two, fall at the feet of Jesus.
At the Feet of Jesus,