Jesus touches the untouchable

Jesus touches the untouchable

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In a town
[yes, in town where lepers were not allowed]
a man filled with leprosy came to Jesus
and fell down onto the ground
on his face –
[his pitiful face, which, maybe, had only a little left
of a nose, a lip, a chin.]
And when he’d fallen face-down before the LORD,
he implored, “If You will,
You can heal my skin and make me clean again.”

“I will!” Jesus said. “Be healed!”
and He reached out His immaculate hand
to touch the untouchable man.


Originally published in Outside Eden, Aldrich Press, Kelsay Books (2014). Reprinted with permission and love.

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Mary Sayler

Mary Harwell Sayler began reading the Bible and writing poems as a child and has since placed 28 books in all genres with Christian and educational publishers. Over 2,000 of her poems, articles, devotionals, and children's stories have appeared in magazines, take-home papers, anthologies, and e-zines. She’s also written 3 Kindle e-books on various aspects of writing, and she regularly blogs on Bible topics and poetry.

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