Jeremiah 30:12-13, 17
“This is what the Lord says: ‘Your wound is incurable, your injury beyond healing. There is no one to plead your cause, no remedy for your sore, no healing for you…But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord, ‘because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.’”
“While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ And immediately the leprosy left him.”
Isaiah 53:3-4a, 5b
“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows…by his wounds we are healed.”
Great Physician, in power you create and in mercy you re-create.
Isolated by the shame of our imperfections, we are helpless to find the one who dares approach and heal. Our bleeding feet walk a weary cycle of brokenness.
Be willing to restore us, O God, because your name is Compassion. Touch our untouchable hurt; cure our incurable wounds.
We bow beneath the hand of Christ, who transferred our injuries upon his own flesh, and in exchange granted us his perfect wholeness.
Listen to ‘There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy’ by High Street Hymns