Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Matthew 14 - Part 4


Read Matthew 14

There’s just a little bit at the end of this chapter that could have gone with the walking on water message, but it takes place ashore in the region of Gennesaret. It is likely on the northwest side of the Sea of Galilee and an area that Jesus would go through on his way to Capernaum.  The short version is that Jesus is still in the region of Galilee.

Of note is the fact that people from all over the region brought their sick to Jesus for healing.  The word was out.  Jesus worked miracles and he was here.

People came hoping only to touch the hem of his garment.  Remember it was in this same region where the woman who had a bleeding illness for 12 years was healed not by touching the hem of his garment but by here faith.  

She believed if she could just touch his garment, she would be healed.  Jesus noted that it was not his clothing but her faith that had healed her.

We are not given any individual stories here but all who touched Jesus were healed.  We don’t get much more information but it makes you wonder about how powerful the testimonies of the woman who was healed by her faith were.

The word about Jesus was spreading and many were coming to see him.




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