When Jesus came down from the mountainside, he was followed by large crowds. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy.
NOTES: The leper had faith but was unsure of God's will regarding healing of his sickness. The willingness of Jesus to honor faith is again clearly seen here. The healing was instantaneous as is seen in most of the healing miracles that we read of in the gospels. Jesus is willing to honor our faith too. We can approach him with confidence, because the Bible says,
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:32)