"Jesus came down the mountain with the cheers of the crowd still ringing in His ears."(8:1)
He could have been, you know, the kind of King who is big-headed.
He has every reason to be. He is The Son of God.
"Then a leper appeared and went to his knees before Jesus, praying, "Master, if You want to, You can heal my body." Jesus reached out and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be clean." Then and there, all signs of the leprosy were gone.(Matt 8:2-3)
He bent down low
His Love for those lost,
"Jesus said, "Don't talk about this all over town. Just quietly present your healed body to the priest, along with the appropriate expressions of thanks to God. Your cleansed and grateful life, not your words, will bear witness to what I have done."(Matt 8:4)
Holy Love. It is all He is about.
"The wretched of the earth have God's salvation hospitality extended to them."(Luke 7:22)
This is exactly where we are outside of Him. Our Savior. We are wretched and of the earth.
And through His Blood He has given us words to live by.
"Impressive, isn't it? I am forgiven many, many sins, and so I am very, very grateful."(Luke 7:47)
and to all who are His.
"He spoke to her: "I forgive your sins."(Luke 7:48)
"and said to the woman, "Your faith has saved you. Go in peace."(Luke 7:50)
He bent down low to touch each and every one of us.