God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

He Had Cured Many

7 Jesus departed with his disciples to the lake, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; 8hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and the region around Tyre and Sidon. 9He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd, so that they would not crush him; 10for he had cured many, so that all who had diseases pressed upon him to touch him. 11Whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and shouted, ‘You are the Son of God!’ 12But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.  Mark 3:7-12
a great multitude
 a great number
from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumeas, Tyre, Sidon, beyond the Jordan
a crushing crowd
many

the numbers were astounding
the numbers of people needing Jesus came from all around
great number followed from the beginning through all the lands surrounding
there were so many in need, he felt crushed
even though they were so desperate, so in need
he healed them
he cured them
he removed the disease
he removed the unclean spirit

a great multitude
 a great number
from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumeas, Tyre, Sidon, beyond the Jordan
a crushing crowd
many

those with disease pressed upon him
they reached for him
grabbed for him
touched him
they fell down before him
he healed them

a great multitude
 a great number
from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumeas, Tyre, Sidon, beyond the Jordan
a crushing crowd
many

how do we cure, heal, touch, free,
the multitude, the many, the crowd, a great number
our neighbors, the people upstreet, those in the next town, the next city,
    beyond our natural stopping point
the boundary, the number, the illness
these were transformed, healed, loved by the one who came to show us the way
the better way
the fairer way
the kinder way
the God way

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