Healing of the leper: My favorite miracle

Healing of the leper

In Matthew 8:1-4 we are given the account of the healing of the leper by Jesus Christ.

As a result of his devastating skin disease, the man was ostracized and deemed unclean and untouchable. The leprous man knelt before Jesus and said to him “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.”

He did not question Jesus’ ability to heal, but he had some reservations about his willingness. He believed Jesus could heal him, but he doubted if Jesus would heal him. Jesus reached out his hand, touched the man and said to him “I am willing, be clean” and he was immediately cleansed of his leprosy!!

So the question is this: Why is this my favorite miracle?

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