Seeking Jesus Day Two – Mark 1:21-45

Well. I’ll tell you one thing that stands out to me in this second reading in Mark. Jesus was busy! He taught in the synagogues and healed the sick and cast out demons. He touched lepers with compassion. His days were full and the crowds were growing! No wonder Mark uses the word “amazed” a lot. What Jesus was doing was out of the ordinary. He was different from the other rabbis, whose typical style at the time was to teach by asking questions and mulling things over with their students. Nope. Jesus didn’t mull. He spoke with the authority of being in charge of it all. And people noticed! I can’t wait to hear what you are noticing, friends. Be sure to write in the comments your verses and responses. Here are mine:

My recorded verse: Mark 1:39 “So he traveled throughout the region of Galilee, preaching in the synagogues and casting out demons.”

My response: Lord Jesus, I am fascinated by this verse because it shows me that You preached in many synagogues and you cast out demons more than once or twice. Wherever You went, people were amazed. I agree with John as I think about what life with You would have been like: “Jesus also did many other things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.” (John 21:25 NLT) No wonder the news spread and the crowds grew! What an amazing time that must have been when You walked the earth and served the people! Thank You for that kind of love, Lord!

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  • Vs 30-31 stood out to me. Jesus already knew she was sick but didn’t seem to respond until Peter and Andrew went to Him.
    Lord, I pray I would be humble enough to ask for help when I need it. Even though You already know my needs, You long for me to come to You like a parent waits for a child to ask for help.
    Also, I wonder, it says they told him about her. They didn’t ask for healing. We’re they just letting him know someone was sick in the house or were they expecting a healing?

    • Huh. I wonder, Jenny, what they were thinking. This was at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry. Were they merely commenting or hopeful He would intervene? I never thought of that before. Thanks for a good ponder.

      And I do love that they at least WENT to Him because I agree with You. He tells us to come to Him and to ask Him and to seek and to knock. We need to come to Him with all our stuff! Thanks for commenting.


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