Yesterday, we looked at the story of the ten lepers whom Jesus met as He was traveling along the border of Samaria, between Galilee and Jerusalem. When they cried out to Him for mercy, He gave them instructions to go and show themselves to the priest, even though they weren’t immediately healed. As they obeyed His directive and started walking, they were restored somewhere along the way. Interestingly, something that we frequently miss in this account is that one of the men was a Samaritan. While this may not seem significant to us today, back then, it was like saying that one of them was a member of a violent gang or a hate group. This is because Samaritans were despised by Jews, and from the perspective of a Hebrew, they weren’t worthy in God’s eyes. Therefore, it’s fascinating that this outcast took Christ’s words to heart and believed they were for him also. Though the priest he was instructed to go to did not represent his people, he grabbed hold of the promise and ran with it. He could just as easily have stayed back and made the assumption that he was excluded from the blessing, but he didn’t. He pressed into the Lord’s miracle-working power, and he was healed!
My friend, the promises of God are all yours! No matter who you are, what you’ve done, or how much you’ve been shamed or excluded, His kindness knows no bounds. You are precious in His sight, and His goodness flows in abundance to you if you have faith in Him. His blessing doesn’t discriminate based on age, race, or performance — it comes in response to a sincere belief in His power and grace. Jesus is healing you and making you whole, and He invites you to inherit the fullness of this truth through trust in His unfailing love.