Thursday, March 31, 2022
Jesus has shown his power many times in scripture. In today’s verses, the people of Sidon bring a deaf man with a speech impediment to Jesus. They beg Jesus for help, and, without hesitation, he leads the man away and heals him. After Jesus heals the man, he tells the people around them not to tell anyone what had happened, but the people were just too in awe to keep it to themselves.
Jesus’ journey leading up to his death was full of nonstop acts of love and healing. Jesus leading the man away to heal him shows us that he wasn’t just healing to prove how powerful he was. He knew he was about to give this man the ability to hear so Jesus made sure the man was comfortable and not somewhere that was going to overwhelm him. Jesus performed all of the miracles he did knowing what was to come for him, knowing the Pharisees were going to be coming for him. Jesus knew all of this and still chose to help and to prove the love God has for his people.
Prayer: God, thank you that your love for us is so great that you’ll prove it, again and again, no matter the cost. Help me to love others the way you love us. Amen.