I Want To

— Dana

Since I seem to have constant health problems, I decided to read about Jesus and how He was healing people everywhere He went. I opened my Bible today and read a passage in Mark (1:40-42 to be exact), from my translation of choice, The Message.

The passage I read involved a man with a shriveled hand (leprosy) who approached Jesus and said something like, “If you want to, you can make me whole.” And Jesus had compassion on this man, and touched him…and, in my new favorite passage, Jesus simply said:

“I want to.”


“I want to.”

That’s what Jesus told the man who wanted to be made whole. Blows my mind…all you have to do is ask…because He wants to heal you.