I read a verse in Luke 4 this morning that I’d barely noticed before but today it practically jumped off the page at me.
As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one.Luke 4:40
One at a time!
Jesus could have simply spoken a word over the crowd and miraculously healed them all but He didn’t. He looked people in the eye. He showed them care and compassion. He touched them physically. He forgave them individually. Because He loved them one at a time.
Whatever you are going through today . . . Jesus sees you and He cares. He is not simply sitting on some heavenly throne watching the world go around. He loves us and cares about each of us personally.
How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.Psalm 139:17–18
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them;
they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
you are still with me!
Jesus physically showed us God’s loving character.
John, who describes himself as the “disciple whom Jesus loved,” wrote…
No one has ever seen God. But the unique One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to us.John 1:18
Because Jesus took the time to look people in the eye, touch them, and heal them one at a time . . . you and I can know that God cares about each of us as if there is only one of us. He knows every need and touches us with His love one at a time!
A Prayer of Thanks for Jesus’
One at a Time Love
Father, thank you. Through Jesus, You physically showed people Your loving character. Because of Jesus, I know You see me personally. I know you look at me with loving care and compassion. And by His sacrifice, I know I am forgiven and healed.
Father, I come to you asking You to heal us. Many are hurting, ill, and anxious. Life is hard right now. We need You. Please help us see each other as You see us. Like Jesus, helps us love each other one at a time. Help us reach out and touch each other with kindness and compassion. Whatever our background, our beliefs, our politics, gender, or race . . . help us touch each other with kindness and compassion.
I come to You asking for You to help me live in ways that shine the light of Your love that I might give You glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Jesus loved and touched people one at a time and He told His followers…
“I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.“John 13:34
And because He loves us…
He wants us to look people in the eye, show them care and compassion, touch them, and forgave them individually. He wants us to love people one at a time.
Throughout the day today, thank Jesus for loving you personally and ask Him to help you love everyone you meet in ways that will show them how much He loves them, too!
On today’s note write…
Jesus loves me personally!
God bless you today and make you aware of His personal one at a time love.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.
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