The theme of the entire first portion of the Gospel of Mark revolves around the question, “Who is this man Jesus?” The passage today gives us a strong clue to his identity; for, in the history of God’s people, only two people have been capable of healing leprosy – Moses and Elisha, two of the greatest prophets in the history of the OT. So who is Jesus? A prophet? Yes, and more than a prophet. He is the Son of God, the Anointed of God, the Lord God Himself in human flesh. But in this passage he continues to give his disciples clues so they can figure all this out.