In the Midst of Miracles

And when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to the shore.  And when they were come out of the ship, straightway they knew him, And ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.  And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole.

Mark 6:53-56

As soon as Jesus got off the boat, the people recognized Him and “ran through that whole region round about, and began to carry about in beds those that were sick, where they heard he was.”  The people heard He was coming and ran around bringing Him every sick person that they knew.  They were desperate to get their friends and loved ones to Jesus, knowing that simply touching the hem of His garment would make them whole.

Everywhere He went, the sick were laid in the streets to try to get one touch of His garment.  Their faith was rewarded, for we are told that “as many as touched him were made whole.”  Imagine the sight of sick people lining the streets where Jesus walked.  Imagine these sick people touching his garment and being made whole.  Imagine the excitement of not only those healed, but of their friends and families as well.  It must have been a wonderful atmosphere, but one that, sadly, would not last.

These would be some of the same people who would later cry “crucify Him!, Crucify Him!”  One would think that all of these people who were healed would have formed a mighty army of followers and disciples.  But, as is the case with many Christians, their thankfulness likely waned and grew weaker.  Even being a part of the miracles did make them immune from unthankfulness and hard hearts.  Let us be ever thankful and keep in remembrance the miracle He has wrought in us!

4 responses to this post.

  1. Good word Ben. May we never lay down our thankfullness.

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  2. Thank you for the reminder to be ever thankful! God bless you and good to be back and able to read your blog again! 🙂

    Reply

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