Summary: Jesus came to heal the broken hearted, sin-sick and emotionally lame.
Luke 19:9-10: “And Jesus said unto him (Zacchaeus), This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 10- For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Matthew 9:10-12 “And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. 11- And when the Pharisees saw [it], they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 12- But when Jesus heard [that], he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick.”
Jesus came to heal the broken hearted, sin-sick and emotionally lame.
Jesus came that no one would be the same.
Jesus had compassion on the outcast and rejected.
Jesus touched the untouchable (Leprosy).
Jesus ate with sinners!
Luke 6:6-10 “And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 7- And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 8- But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 9- Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy [it]? 10- And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other.”
This man did not stretch forth his whole (good) hand.
He offered the infirmed, the weak, the diseased, the not so good.
And Jesus restored it!
Why then do we always offer to Jesus our best (When in our weakness we are made strong).
Jesus wants what we don’t have so that He can be all we need.
What is the Saviour looking for; wanting from us?
Consider the following:
II Kings 4:1-7 “Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. 2- And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. 3- Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, [even] empty vessels; borrow not a few. 4- And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. 5- So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought [the vessels] to her; and she poured out. 6- And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, [There is] not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. 7- Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.”
God is looking for empty vessels that He may fill.
Therefore, we need to bring our weakness and inabilities before the LORD.