Jesus Heals a Leper
April 2015

“Jesus Heals a Leper,” Liahona, April 2015, 72–73

Scripture Time

Jesus Heals a Leper

The author lives in Utah, USA.

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Jesus heals a leper

Left: The Leper Who Said ‘Thank You,’ by John Steel © Providence Lithograph; right: illustration by David Malan; illustration of sandals by Mark Robison

Think about a time when you were sick. Did someone do something kind to help you feel better?

In the New Testament we read about how Jesus showed kindness to people who were sick. One day a man with a painful skin disease called leprosy went to Jesus. He knew that Jesus had the power to heal everyone who was sick. He believed that Jesus could heal him. Jesus touched the leper and said, “Be thou clean” (Mark 1:41). As soon as Jesus had spoken, the man was healed.

We can follow in Jesus’s footsteps by being kind and loving to others who are sick or sad.