THEY CAME TO BE HEALED

Following an account in the fifth chapter of Luke of Christ Jesus' healing of a leper is found this statement (verse 15): "Great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities." The very simplicity of this statement indicates the childlike receptivity of those eager throngs. They came "to hear"—great multitudes of them—"and to be healed."

Just so, in the period following the time of Jesus the experience of Paul gives us a similar picture as he journeyed through the cities of Syria, Asia Minor, and Macedonia. Emperor worship, ceremonial law, and personal favoritism had so enslaved many that the desire for spiritual freedom was dim. Into this state of thinking came Paul, whose personal experience of being healed of the blindness of untempered zeal and self-righteousness had so humbled him that he walked among the people, seeing their faults and longing to help them.

NEXT IN THIS ISSUE
Poem
TRUTH
November 5, 1955
Contents

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.

Submit