Withdraw and Pray

MOST RECENT » Posted by Wade Myers on August 27th, 2014

Luke 5:15-16-" But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray."

Jesus had just healed a leper and again demonstrated his power and authority over physical sickness. Once again Jesus poured out mercy as he brought immediate healing to an societal outcast. Jesus' touching of the leper made him unclean in the eyes of the religious authorities, and thus, demonstrated his identifying with the leper rather than the religious establishment. Jesus showed, as he had so many times before, that he came to rub shoulders with the isolated; the unclean; the broken; the lost.

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Here is an update from our fellow Acts 29 church; A Church Called Mystery about the relief efforts in Joplin: