Unlimited: Jesus Takes Us Apart From The Crowd

Jan 13, 2020 1049

Unlimited: Jesus Takes Us Apart From The Crowd

After Jesus had taken him aside from the crowd, he stuck his fingers in the man’s ears. Then he spit and put it on the man’s tongue. Jesus looked up toward heaven, and with a groan he said “Effatha!” which means “Open up!” At once the man could hear, and he had no more trouble talking clearly (Mark 7:33-35 CEV).

The personal touch of Jesus is everywhere in the Gospel of Mark. In chapter seven we have a typical story of how Jesus served.

Some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk. They begged Jesus just to touch him. (Mark 7:31-32 CEV)

We are all like that man. We are deaf to God. That’s how we were born. Because of that we cannot speak for God. So often the words that come from our mouths witness to the devil.

What does Christ do? First, Jesus takes the man “aside from the crowd,” and then he touches him. If you want to be like everybody else, forget it! Jesus has to take you away from the multitude. He will set you apart in your thinking and in your behaviour. A Christian stands out from the crowd.

You measure a tall building by the shadow it casts. That’s the way you measure a person. No shadow, no height. To be a Christian, you’ve got to be different, and you may not be loved because you’re different. People fear those who are different.

Jesus took the man aside from the crowd, touched him, looked to heaven, “and with a groan,” healed him. Our healing is only made possible through the sorrows of Christ.

– Des Ford (adapted)

Eli’s Reflection: Is “the personal touch of Jesus” evident in your life? Find a quiet, peaceful place, “apart from the crowd”, and take your Bible with you. Spend some time reading the Word and praying to the Lord, inviting him to touch you with his healing and grace.

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Pierre-Claver Havyarimana

Feb 27, 2020

Hey, I'm very delighted to find you one more time. I changed my email address, because I had lost my phone. So I'm happy to find you once again. May God bless all The writers and all the readers,in Jesus Name.


Officier Kumbabeko

Jan 21, 2020

Many thanks for the devotion. May God touch me and let me talk to him. I don't want anymore to stay silente


Augustine Mtonga

Jan 15, 2020

One must have there sins forgiven before the healing can occur. So make sure that you're right with God before you receive his blessings.


Georgina

Jan 14, 2020

Amen to you Lord touch me and my Familly .


Tamiru Taye

Jan 14, 2020

Thank You,OH LORD,GOD,JESUS CHRIST, please,touch me my life,mind and my soul by your Holy spirit!


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