Jesus continued to travel.
Note what happens next…
Again He went out from the region of Tyre,
and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee,
within the region of Decapolis.
They brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty,
and they implored Him to lay His hand on him.
Jesus took him aside from the crowd,
by himself, and put His fingers into his ears,
and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;
and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him,
“Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”
And his ears were opened,
and the impediment of his tongue was removed,
and he began speaking plainly.
And He gave them orders not to tell anyone;
but the more He ordered them,
the more widely they continued to proclaim it.
They were utterly astonished, saying,
“He has done all things well;
He makes even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”
We see Jesus healing - again.
Again, we do not see Jesus healing “the same way twIce” in Scriptural accounts (at least that i have yet to see&hellip
What was the man’s problem?
Spoke with difficulty…as occurs with deafness.
For today, note how Jesus responded.
Jesus took the man aside from crowd.
Jesus took the man by Himself.
The crowd will always be excited and enamored with “the show’.
Jesus was having no part of a show.
We would do well to give attention to this.
Far too much of what we do is “for the sake of the crowd”…
- attempts to build a crowd
- attempts to please the crowd
- attempts to convince the crowd
Jesus did things differently.
He focused upon the man.
He spent time with the man…alone.
May we do likewise…
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