If possible, read the whole chapter to see the full picture of what is happening here.
Then focus on the following section:
1When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2A man
with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can
make me clean.”
3Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”
Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. 4Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t
tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded,
as a testimony to them.”
1. The Leper realizes that Jesus has the power as God to heal sicknesses and to
correct evils that torment mankind. But the leper also realizes that Jesus has a
choice about whether to heal or not. Again and again Jesus exercised His power
as God, and each time it was to help or heal a human being in need. Christ is
willing. And He is able too.
2. Recall a time when you were touched by the loving hand of God. What was it?
How did you feel?
3. What did your past experience of God’s touch and healing teach you about God’s
power and His love? Spend a few moments conversing with God and listening to
what God is trying to tell you.
Prayer & Journaling:
On your prayer journal, as you listen to God, write down a few thoughts, questions,
words, names, drawings, or anything that has come to your mind during this time.
Proverbs for Today: Prov 2:1-5
Discuss the passage. Ask anybody to share a time when he/she was sick. Did
anybody prayed for him/her? Share what happened after people’s prayer. Close
by giving thanks to God for his power to heal and his love for us all.