Today, we have an interesting contrast. In our Leviticus reading, we see all the things that make a person unclean. When a person was unclean they were temporarily cut off from the faith community until a sacrifice was made on their behalf.
There were so many things that made a person unclean. From the food they ate to things that they touched to even after childbirth. This Old Testament system was so regimented that one had to constantly be on guard about whether or not they were disqualified.
In our New Testament reading, we see a woman who is considered unclean by the same set of legal standards. She has had a bleeding condition for 12 years and has not grown better. She heard that Jesus was passing by. She had a crucial decision to make: Do I allow the law to stop me from getting my healing from Jesus? Thankfully, she answered in faith: “No!”
She pressed her way to Jesus and touched the hem of his garment and she was instantly and permanently healed. Are you bound in a legal prison that keeps you focused on your failings and shortcomings? If so, let me introduce you to Jesus! He loves you: Just the way you are and He wants to meet with you and perform the miraculous!
Tomorrow’s Reading: Leviticus 13:1-59; Mark 6:1-29; Psalm 39:1-13; Proverbs 10:10