Return of the Leperous Man, Pancil Sketch, Marcia Carole
I am looking at parallels in the parable of the Prodigal Son and the healing of ten leperous men. Just like the return of the Prodigal son, as told by Jesus, a leperous man, cured by Jesus, returns. He was one of ten lepers healed by Jesus. His return, with thanksgiving, is heartfelt; the Bible says he thanked Jesus very loudly. This lone man is back because he wants more than just was Jesus can do. He wants a relationship with Jesus – to connect with Him.
The Prodigal son first wanted his father’s things (“Give me my share of your estate.”), and eventually longed for real relationship with his father. The Prodigal remembered his Father’s heart of compassion. So, too, it is with our man cured of leprosy. The leperous man must have been struck by Jesus’ heart of compassion. He came back from walking off, bowed before Jesus and thanked him, connecting, by faith, heart to heart. For eternity.
Jesus said to him, “Go on your way; your faith has made you well. Your faith has made you whole.” Luke 17:11-19 for the entire story.
|I pray that you…being rooted and established in love, may have power to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Eph. 3:17|