Matthew 8:2 Meditation

“Suddenly, a leper walked up to Jesus and threw himself down before him in worship and said, “Lord, you have the power to heal me . . . if you really want to.””

Matthew 8:2 TPT

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The leper had seen

Or the leper had heard

You had the power to heal

And in that he believed

But the doubt that remained

In his heart and mind

Was would you heal him

Would you want to make him whole?

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Jesus, Jesus

You healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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Leprosy was a disease

That took him from friends and family

To live outside the town

In decay and poverty

In that time and culture

It labelled him as a bad sinner

One rejected by God

Outside God’s favour

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Jesus, Jesus

Your healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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But maybe he’d also heard

How You were forgiving

Loving even those

Who sinned for a living

He must have had some hope

That you might choose to heal Him

Or maybe so much desperation

That he’d try any solution

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Jesus, Jesus

Your healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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Though he had doubts

That You would want to heal him

Perhaps because

He was aware of his sin

He broke the law to approach You

To ask for Your healing

Risking a public condemnation

If you rejected him

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Jesus, Jesus

Your healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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He came to plead with You

Fell at Your feet in worship

All pride gone

For it no longer mattered

His words declared

In Your power he believed

But the question on his lips was

‘Do You care for me?’

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Jesus, Jesus

Your healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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Your answer was yes

And it was backed up by action

As you healed the leper

Released him from all condemnation

Your love for him

Was for You never in question

For love is who You are

And That is seen in all Your actions

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Jesus, Jesus

Your healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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So when I doubt

That You would heal me or others

The testimony of this leper

Tells me I need not wonder

It is Your desire to heal

All those that seek You out

Not because we are good

But out of Your loving heart

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Jesus, Jesus

You healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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So give me the courage Lord

To act like this leper

To have no fear of the crowd

And real faith in Your power

Help me to cast aside

All pride and doubt and fear

Falling at Your feet in worship

To receive Your healing now

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Jesus, Jesus

You healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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And when I meet others

Who are in sickness bound

Remember You live in me

With your healing power

Help me to cast aside

All pride and doubt and fear

And with Your great love reach out

Your healing power to deliver

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Jesus, Jesus

You healing power

Bought many to you

In their needs hour

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