His Reputation Preceded Him

34 When they had crossed over, they landed at Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place recognized Jesus, they sent word to all the surrounding country. People brought all their sick to him 36 and begged him to let the sick just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed. Matthew 14:34-36

Word traveled fast that Jesus was in town. They obviously didn’t have social media back then but the effect was the same.

Can you imagine what it was like as He healed people passing by who just touched the hem of his cloak?

Did He make eye contact with them and subsequently look into their souls?

Did He pray for them as they were being healed?

My guess is He did all of those because the physical healing wasn’t the most important part of His ministry.

It’s no different today, is it? Yes, He can and does heal the physical body of some people, but His ministry is to the whole man and woman.

Even after our life has been transformed, He’s concerned about our whole being.

It’s not “one and done.”

It’s one and always.


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