Thoughts Remembrance Sunday

Mark Ch 2 verse 17    When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor – sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners. “

Jesus upset the Pharisees in this passage because he mixed with people what the religious community classed as undesirables.  Tax collectors, women that had been caught in adultery, thieves, murderers, lepers, all the Pharisees would call untouchables.  Jesus gave his life for people like those mentioned above and for many others who were grieving because they’d lost a loved one or they were sick physically.

What Jesus knew was these people were sick in spirit, as well as some who were physically ill.  But these people realised that Jesus could help them and he accepted them warts and all.  He wasn’t going to judge them for what they had done, but he was willing to die for them so that they could be saved and enter his Kingdom. If they were willing to repent for what they’d done and accept him into their lives as Lord and Saviour, his blood that was shed before the Passover celebration and our Easter celebration would cleanse them of all their sins.  He healed them then, and he can heal us today if we believe and trust in him.

Jesus became the Passover lamb.  He replaced, and made a way, instead of sacrificing animals for sin offerings. 

Lord, I ask if any of us are sick spiritually or physically that you would make us whole once again.


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