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Bethany was a special place. It was one of Jesus’ favourite holiday destination.At Bethany; Mary gave an attentive ear to his every word while Martha cooked up special food. They both always looked forward to have Jesus visit Bethany.
On the other hand, there was Zacheus the little man who watched Jesus from atop the sycamore tree and instantly recognized the Holiness of the Son of the Most High and that opened the way for Jesus to stop by at his house.
Then there was Peter who declared that Jesus the Rabbi was the Son of God.
All of them are individuals who enjoyed a special status with Jesus because they all came to Him without expectation and without a specific need to be fulfilled, but for what He was; The Holy One, The Son of God. His presence was what they loved and that was everything. Jesus was impressed.
And through it all; there were also many who were brought to the Master driven with desperate needs; Needs no one else had cared to attend to nor had the ability to alleviate. Like the leper who stated ‘Lord if you are willing’ and the Roman centurion who came for a healing for his servant tormented with palsy saying ‘Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed’, the woman enduring an ordeal for 12 long years. (For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole), not leaving aside the hopeless man with the withered hand desperate to seek out a solution even on the Sabbath, despite knowing it was a punishable offence, having run out of all options but to try Jesus; And again, a widow confronted with death of her one source of sustenance, her son.
Jesus declined no one. And the Bible declares, He healed them all.
Today, what brings you to the Master? He has no plans to decline.
When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”
John 8:10-11 (New King James Version)
Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.
John 6:35 New International Version (NIV)