“And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.” (Luke 13:12)
In today’s modern ‘gospel,’ sinners are exhorted to ‘reach out’ to the LORD, or ‘call upon Him,’ in order to receive in return from Him what they desire. O, how the depravity of men’s minds has perverted the One TRUE Gospel, that shows us the real reason that any do come to Him.
First, that it was the LORD Who saw the woman in need and called her to Himself, or else she could never of herself come to Him. Second, it is He that spoke with her and declared her to be loosed of her infirmity. Such is the mercy and grace of the LORD Jesus toward sinners that He came to seek and to save. Lost and undone, wretched and poor, He does the work for them and makes each one whole, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16)