Monday, July 15, 2013

Gospel gems –God of miracles

30 And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: 31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. Matthew 15:30-31

We worship the God of great miracles. Imagine people came from all over the Middle East. We are not told how far some traveled but we know they traveled over rough terrain; some may have traveled on animals but most traveled by walking. The mode of travel was not as easy as it is for us today. I live on the east coast but within 7 hours I can be visiting family on the west coast, inventions from a hundred years ago (Wright brothers 1903) and modern technology make travel today much easier.

The travelers were not traveling alone; they brought family members, friends and neighbors who had health issues. Remember the medical community was not as knowledgeable in Bible times and again our modern technology has made great strides in many medical fields. They traveled and persevered because they had heard the wonderful stories of Jesus, stories of healing and restoration of body and spirit. It was not just the hearing of the stories and miracles but people believed what they heard.

Praise God, Jesus is still in the healing business today. He can spiritually heal the broken spirit.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 

John Gill explains: And I will give you rest; spiritual rest here, peace of conscience, ease of mind, tranquility of soul, through an application of pardoning grace, a view of free justification by the righteousness of Christ, and full atonement of sin by his sacrifice;..

Come today to the God of miracles and He will heal your weary soul.

Have a blessed day,

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