In what I called,
for Ministration, Passionate in
(see The Pursuit of CommitmentChapter 14), I wrote people who desperately called or squeezed their way to reachChrist because they wanted Him to heal them. He healed some people but instructed them not totell anybody about it, but they
keep quiet about it (Mark 1:40-45). A lady had touched theLord secretly and wanted nobody to know about it but the Lord insisted that she speaks out (Luke8:43-48). This shows that an encounter with Christ
be made public. It is a way of giving Himglory by appreciating what He has down.
We read another story where some desperate people called for help but when they got what they wanted, nothing was heard from them again, except one who came back to praise God.
look at the story:
“Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance
and called out in a loud voice, „Jesus, Master, have pity on us!‟
When he saw them, he said, „Go, show yourselves to the priests.‟ And as they went, they were
cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice.
He threw himself at Jesus‟ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked, „Were
not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God
except this foreigner?‟ Then he said to him, „Rise and go; your faith has made you well‟” (Luke