We find Jesus in all the Scriptures, not only in the New Testament, but also in the Old Testament, where we find many prophecies about Jesus, who would be our Savior, Redeemer and Healer, and all of this was fulfilled when Christ came to earth in the form of a man, every prophecy that was said about Jesus was fulfilled to the letter and we give glory to God for that, because He is true and just, and His Word is always fulfilled.
The Bible says:
16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.
Before this event that the Scriptures tell us, we also find that Peter’s mother-in-law was ill, had a fever, and our Lord Jesus, only touched her and was immediately healed.
We read many miracles that were performed by Jesus, and there were so many that John says: “If all the miracles done by Jesus were written, the books would not fit in the world”. John uses this expression to imply that the number of miracles that Jesus did was quite large.
Beloved brothers, our God is powerful, and all those healings that were produced at that time were part of the divine plan, they were things that had to be fulfilled because they had been prophesied like that.
“Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses”. In addition to all the healings that took place at that time, Christ also had to bear all our sins on the cross, can you imagine the heavy burden that was bearing the sin of millions and millions of people? Christ endured all that for us and that is why we must give honor and glory to each moment of our lives.
He Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses
A sinner pardoned by the Lord Jesus Christ, a sinner who has had conscience of his sins, someone in whom the Spirit of God has worked, and who feels in his mind and spirit that he is bound for Hell—that person, certainly, is glad and joyful when Jesus meets him in his way.
And the man we have in view today was indeed a sinner: he was the Samaritan that was protected and healed of leprosy by the Lord. He came back to meet Jesus and show him his gratitude for the assistance he had been given by the wayside.
And, no doubt, he would be much more grateful to the Lord for the fact of being delivered from the flames of hell forever.
The Bible says:
“When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.”
All that people healed by the Lord must have been grateful to him; but few times do we read they recognized all the good received.
Jesus himself was astonished because, after he had healed ten lepers, only one of them, a Samaritan, came back to acknowledge Him for his help.
“And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?”
At this moment I think that some of us ought to be aware of the great benefits we have received from the Lord: what he has done to help us in our lives; and the best part is that he has given us eternal life. Yes, we should feel gratitude for what he is and what he has endured—which is so much—for us, and for the blessing of being a child of God.
Help us, Lord, to be grateful people for your blessings and your love for us sinners, so that we can please you with our good works and devotion. Amen.