My Daily Bread – Thy Word ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“œ have I hid in mine heart ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ, that I might not sin against Thee.ย Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast LOVEโ€‹ remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O LORD!ย Someone to Touch. No one is too troubled or unclean to be touched by JESUS.ย JESUS reached out His hand and touched the man. Please help us to see ourselves in the merciful eyes of Your SON. Thankfully for ALL of us, JESUS came to offer what no law or reLIEgion could ever offerโ€”the touch of His hand ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ and heart ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ.

My Daily Bread – Thy Word ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“œ have I hid in mine heart ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ, that I might not sin against Thee. 
Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast LOVEโ€‹ remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O LORD! 

Someone to Touch. No one is too troubled or unclean to be touched by JESUS. 

JESUS reached out His hand and touched the man. Please help us to see ourselves in the merciful eyes of Your SON. Thankfully for ALL of us, JESUS came to offer what no law or reLIEgion could ever offerโ€”the touch of His hand ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™Œ and heart ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ.

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Thy Word ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“œ have I hid in mine heart ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’˜๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’Ÿ, that I might not sin against Thee.

Psalms 119:11 KJV

http://bible.com/1/psa.119.11.KJV

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Psalms 25:7

Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions; according to Your steadfast LOVEโ€‹ remember me, for the sake of Your goodness, O LORD! 

http://www.mydailybible.org/dv/esv/2017-04-26.htm

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Someone to Touch. No one is too troubled or unclean to be touched by JESUS.

JESUS reached out His hand and touched the man. Luke 5:13

Commuters on a Canadian Metro train witnessed a heart-moving conclusion to a tense moment. They watched as a 70-year old woman gently reached out and offered her hand to a young man whose loud voice and disturbing words were scaring other passengers. The ladyโ€™s kindness calmed the man who sank to the floor of the train with tears in his eyes. He said, โ€œThanks, Grandma,โ€ stood up, and walked away. The woman later admitted to being afraid. But she said, โ€œIโ€™m a mother and he needed someone to touch.โ€ While better judgment might have given her reason to keep her distance, she took a risk of LOVE.

JESUS understands such compassion. He didnโ€™t side with the fears of unnerved onlookers when a desperate man, full of leprosy, showed up begging to be healed. Neither was He helpless as other religious leaders wereโ€”men who could only have condemned the man for bringing his leprosy into the village (Lev. 13:45โ€“46). Instead, JESUS reached out to someone who probably hadnโ€™t been touched by anyone for years, and healed him.

Please help us to see ourselves in the merciful eyes of Your SON.

Thankfully, for that man and for us, JESUS came to offer what no law could ever offerโ€”the touch of His hand and heart.

FATHER in heaven, please help us to see ourselves and one another in that desperate manโ€”and in the merciful eyes of Your Son who reached out and touched him.

No one is too troubled or unclean to be touched by JESUS.

INSIGHT:

The healing of this leper would have had great significance to the people. Leprosy was a major problem in first-century Israel, with clear processes outlined for diagnosis and response to the disease (Lev. 13:38โ€“39). It would be reasonable to ask: Why did the person go to the priest instead of going to a doctor? To the people of Israel, leprosy was not simply a fatal physical illness. Leprosy was seen as divine judgment for sinโ€”a physical disease with spiritual roots. Since the cause of the disease was considered spiritual, the priest diagnosed the illness and, if the person was stricken with leprosy, prescribed the appropriate verdict: Isolation from family, home, community, and the corporate religious life of the nation. Not only did the Rabbi from Nazareth cleanse the man of his disease, but also by touching him He welcomed him back into the community.

JESUS still welcomes outcasts today. Whom can you welcome in today?

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