Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Charity, The Perfect Love

For the past few days my mind has been wrapped around the Savior, His life, and mission. But most important to me at this time is His unconditional and endless love. In the life and ministry of the Savior he went about and did many great things. I would even venture to say everything he did was great! He always had compassion for those whom he had been around. Charity, The Pure Love of Christ, was always manifested to all.

I love the stories in The New Testament of Christ and His love.
In Matthew 20:30-34 when the two blind men cried out to the Christ saying, "Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David." As they exercised their faith they asked him to "open there eyes" and as they did  "So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him." (Matthew 20:30-34) This shows us that His love for us can and will heal us physically if we have faith in Him.

In Mark 9:17-27 there is a father who's son is possessed by an evil spirit. This spirit had many times tried to "kill" this young boy. "...It hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him." And the father asks, "if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." So Jesus "rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him" And the young boy was healed. The love of Jesus Christ reached so far as to cleanse this boy spiritually because of the faith of him, and his father. And what is really cool is that he commanded that it "enter no more into him," which shows the permanency of his healing. 

In Luke 5:17-25 is one of my favorite stories of Christ healing people. There is a man taken by Palsy and his friends were trying to bring him the Christ to be healed but where Jesus was, was so full of people that they could not get this man to Christ. But because of there faith they know that if they could get him to the Savior that he would heal him. So they went to the roof and opened it and lowered him down to the Savior. And in verse 20 it says, "And when [Jesus] saw their faith, he said unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee" Some who were present when Christ said he spoke "blaspheme" and Jesus said to them "that ye may know that the Son of man hath power upon earth to forgive sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,) I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thine house. And immediately he rose up before them..." From this miracle we learn that the Lord loves us so much that he not only healed but he proved to the unbelievers that He has power to forgive sin.

From these three stories, if you pay close attention, the love of Jesus Christ is never withheld in any circumstance. If they were sick, or afflicted, possessed, or even the most vilest of sinners. His love is given freely and if we have faith in Him, He will heal us from all things, both spiritually and physically. It is wonderful to realize that someone who is perfect in every way, shape and form could love us, who are very imperfect! It is a perfect and unconditional love and compassion for us. And as we have faith in Him. And give him thanks and glory for all the blessings he gives us. We will feel His love, power, and influence in our lives!

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