Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The whole city!

[From 3/5/13]

"That evening at sundown, they brought to (Jesus) 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."
(Mark 1:32-34a)

The whole city was gathered around the door.  It wasn't a world premiere movie.  It wasn't a professional athlete.  It wasn't even the launch of the "iPhone BC."  It was Jesus.  Very early in his ministry, too.  But word had already spread ("fame," as v.28 puts it).  And so they came.  Lots of them.  The whole city.

PR departments might call it a coup (the homeowner might have a few other colorful words to add, however).  But people knew.  Give them credit.  Even early in Jesus' ministry, they knew.  He was different.  Beyond the miracles (which were awesome!), it was his presence & teaching as well that met a need some previously hadn't even known they had.  And so they came.  ALL of them came.

We still need what Jesus has to offer. But rarely do "all" of us come out for anything anymore.  How sad.  Because He's here!  All around us. 

So what'll we do about it?

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