Naaman the Syrian, afflicted by leprosy, sought out the king of Israel for a cure. Then, the prophet Elijah stepped in and asked Naaman to come to him for healing. On the way, a messenger met Naaman and told him to wash 7 times in the Jordan River and be healed.
Though Naaman knew he had leprosy and wanted a cure, his initial response was a proud rejection. But, he humbled his heart, went to the river, and received healing. This story is a model for a new conviction of sin that is needed among some Christians today.