Reading: Matthew 8:1-4
The man with leprosy knelt before Jesus and said “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” If you are willing! Granted, without doubt, the man believed that Jesus could heal. If, for any reason, he was not healed, it was only because God did not will it.
Do we come to God in faith and submission?
Remember Job when he lost everything and said “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised” (Job 1:21). And Paul, about his “thorn in the flesh” said in 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 “Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”
The Lord is sovereign. And in response to the leprous man who came to him in all humility, Jesus said — “I am willing. Be clean!”