He said, “I am willing”

When the scribes who were Pharisees saw Him (Jesus) eating with sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples, “Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard that, He said to them, “HEALTHY PEOPLE DON’T NEED A DOCTOR; THOSE WHO ARE ‘SICK’ DO. I’ve come to call sinners, not people who think they have God’s approval.” (Mark 2:16-17 – GW)
That word ’SICK’ means – “kakōs” — Adverb from; badly (physically or morally): – amiss, diseased, evil, grievously, miserably, sick, sore.
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So Jesus healed many people who were SICK with various diseases, and He cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who He was, He did not allow them to speak. (Mark 1:34 – NLT)
A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. “If You are willing, You can heal me and make me clean,” he said. Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” He said. “Be healed!” Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed. (Mark 1:40-42 – NLT)
I AM WILLING, Jesus said. And guess what? He is willing, with passion, for you. Yes, I know your Uncle Leo or your Aunt Sally, had the same disease and they didn’t get their healing. But you’re not them. Maybe Aunt Sally was tired and decided they were OK with going to heaven. Who knows. We just need to trust our Heavenly Father. He knows everything about us because He is the one that made us. We just need to trust Him.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:8 – GW)
Pastor Kevin Kinchen

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