Friday, February 14, 2014
Mark 1:32-34 – That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
This is the first detailed day in Jesus’ life as presented by Mark. I believe Mark’s intention was to position healing as a central focus of Jesus’ ministry. Yes Jesus wanted people to believe, but he wanted them healed so they could live into their faith fully.
Gracious God, help us to be healing presences to everyone around us. Amen.