Friday, January 8, 2010

Book Quotes: Jesus Reaches Out to Us

From Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow by Nancy Guthrie (p. 35-36):

As we see Jesus reaching out to touch the leper, we recognize that no matter how infected and offensive we are because of the sin in our lives, nothing we are--within or without--can ever cause Jesus to withdraw from us or refuse to touch us. He is filled with compassion over how sin has hurt us and infected our lives with misery. So he reaches out to touch us in our utter guilt and helplessness, taking upon himself our sin-sickness and imparting to us his health and wholeness.

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