Friday, February 4, 2022
29-31 After Jesus returned, he walked along Lake Galilee and then climbed a mountain and took his place, ready to receive visitors. They came, tons of them, bringing along the paraplegic, the blind, the maimed, the mute—all sorts of people in need—and more or less threw them down at Jesus’ feet to see what he would do with them. He healed them. When the people saw the mutes speaking, the maimed healthy, the paraplegics walking around, the blind looking around, they were astonished and let everyone know that God was blazingly alive among them.
-Matthew 15:29-31 The Message
Verse 29: Departing from there, Jesus went along the Sea of Galilee, and after going up on the mountain, He was sitting there.
Verse 30: And large crowds came to Him bringing with them those who were limping, had impaired limbs, were blind, or were unable to speak, and many others and they laid them down at His feet; and He healed them
Verse 31: So the crowd was astonished as they saw those who were unable to speak talking, those with impaired limbs restored, those who were limping walking around, and those who were blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
Verses 29-31 studies: A large crowd was brought to Jesus to be healed, and he healed them all. Jesus can heal broken lives, and we can be the ones who bring suffering people to him. Who do you know needs Christ’s healing touch? You can bring them to Jesus through prayer or through explanation to them the reason for the hope that you have.
1 Peter 3:15: but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, but with gentleness and respect.
Then let Christ do the healing.