Mark 7:31-37 "Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
Reflection. Have you noticed the similarity between this passage and the one we read in Mark 2 about a man being let down through roof and then healed by Jesus. In that passage and this other people brought a needy person to Jesus. These friends knew that salvation for their friend was found in Jesus. They took one person and introduced that one to Jesus and a life was changed. And the people around the situation were amazed at the power of Jesus to change lives.
Some friends found one. Will we Find One this year? And who will that be?
Prayer. Come Holy Spirit and point me at just one person who needs you. In Jesus's name. Amen.