Healing - Lent Devotional @ Walton United Church, Oakville, Ontario

Luke 5:31-3

Jesus answered, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance.”

If you are taking part in the Lent goal to read all of Luke, between now and Sunday, read from Luke 4-6


As Jesus begins his ministry on earth, one theme is abundantly clear. Jesus has come to heal and restore us. His focus from the very beginning is on those that society rejects and excludes; those needing comfort and forgiveness, or craving reassurance and peace. That’s likely all of us, and we can find comfort and peace in the inclusive nature of Jesus’ love. From an ailing widow to a high-ranking government official, Jesus made no distinction in how he responded to those who sought his help. He recognized their need, acknowledged their pain, and made them well. In the same way for us today, Jesus recognizes our needs and sees where we fall short. He participates in our pain and understands our worries, and he is there to console and heal our troubled hearts. We are each one of us embraced by his loving care

Compassionate God, You reach out to us and offer Your healing embrace; a love that puts up no barriers, but rather seeks out our pain and shortcomings and offers us peace. In You, we are always welcome and accepted, always forgiven and renewed. Thank You for Your comfort and reassurance, that we are always loved and You are there for us eternally. Amen.

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journey of reflection through Lent.

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