Posted On: 29/04/2013
Be healed in soul
Luk 17:11 And it came to pass, as he went to
Luk 17:12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:
Luk 17:13 And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
Luk 17:14 And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
Luk 17:15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God,
Luk 17:16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
Luk 17:17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?
Luk 17:18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.
Luk 17:19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
Lepers are separated from society. They are considered unclean. They are dumped in secluded places. It is said they have to keep a distance of 300 feet from the normal. If they are moving through any places, they have to shout unclean, unclean to identify them.
But Jesus is for the separated, ostracized. When Jesus was passing through, the lepers cried to him to have mercy on them. Jesus said to them to go and show themselves to the priests. But on way they were healed.
One leper among the healed fell down on Jesusí feet and gave thanks. Jesus said to him that 10 were healed. Where are the others?
Though all the lepers were healed bodily, the one who came back received the healing in soul too. Bodily healing is not enough, our soul should be healed. (Sunday 21-4-2013).