Week 7, Monday, Mark 7:31-37

 Mark Devotions

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 7: 31-37

[Please do read the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]


Jesus traveled with his disciples through a Gentile region near where he had healed the man with a legion of unclean/evil spirits (5:1-20). It is most probably because of that healing that some people brought him a man who couldn’t hear or speak for healing as well. I wonder if we would have the same kind of faith that makes us “beg” the Jesus we say we know, to bring transformation to one who dearly needs it! Jesus touched the man’s tongue (notice the “touch” again) with some of his saliva (saliva was thought to have healing abilities), and commanded “Be opened!” In the healing of the man’s hearing and speech, it’s almost as if Jesus wants us too to be able to hear… Him; wants us too to be able to speak… as He would (and not just speak about Him).


Prayer: Lord, I wonder if my inability to hear you, and speak as you would, is because I too need your intimate touch of healing. Thank you for giving me people (whether they are family or friends) who trust you enough to bring me to you (in prayer or physically) for your touch that can transform everything. I yearn to hear you, Lord, and speak your words. So touch me that I too may be amazed by your love and power once again. Amen.


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