Today in walk together through Mark, we see Jesus perform more healing. Listen to what happens in Mark 6:53-56:
Healing the Sick in Gennesaret
53 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. 54 When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, 55 and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.
We see Jesus come into town after walking on the water, and we see that so many people come to Him for healing. They come from all over. They lay upon mats, they, they bring their friends, they want just a touch of Him, just a brush. People just wanted to touch the fringe of His cloak. This fringe would have been the knots that would have been tied nad untied as Jesus was praying. People knew that if they just had that brief encounter with Jesus, it would change things.
And that’s the truth of Scripture. Jesus changes things. You cannot touch Jesus, you cannot be touched by Jesus, you cannot encounter Him, and not be changed.
Jesus changes things.
We are tempted to look to willpower to change things. Or religion to change things. Or self-awareness to change things. Or many different things to change things.
But in truth, only one thing will change things. Jesus. He changes us. He changes us others. The people in this text understood that. They knew that He would change them.
And today, may we understand it, just the same. Jesus changes us. Changes others. Changes lives. Changes families. Changes the world. Changes churches, communities, everything.
Let’s live in His grace today. And let’s see what He changes in us.
Tomorrow we’ll look at Mark 7:1-23.
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