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Jesus’ Healing Power and Transformation

February 09, 2024, Friday of Week 5

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GOSPEL
Mark 7:24–30

Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”) And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly. He ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more he ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it. They were exceedingly astonished and they said, “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.

Jesus’ Healing Power and Transformation

In this Gospel passage, we witness Jesus’ incredible ability to heal and empower those who are suffering. The deaf man with a speech impediment was brought to Jesus with a plea for healing. Jesus takes him aside, away from the crowd, and performs a miraculous act. He puts his fingers in the man’s ears, touches his tongue with his spit, looks up to heaven, and says, “Be opened!” Instantly, the man’s ears are opened, his speech impediment is removed, and he can speak clearly.

This powerful story reminds us of Jesus’ compassion and His ability to bring about transformation in our lives. It shows us that Jesus not only has the power to physically heal, but also to open our hearts and minds. He has the power to remove any obstacles that hinder our ability to fully experience and share God’s love.

The application of this Gospel passage in our lives is immense. It encourages us to have faith in Jesus’ power to heal and transform us. Just as Jesus healed the deaf man, He can heal our brokenness and bring clarity to our lives. We can bring our own struggles and limitations to Jesus, knowing that He has the power to restore and empower us.

Furthermore, this passage teaches us the importance of proclaiming God’s goodness and sharing His love with others. The people in the Gospel were amazed by what Jesus had done and couldn’t help but proclaim it. Similarly, when we experience God’s healing and transformation in our lives, we are called to share our testimonies and spread the good news to those around us.

As we reflect on this Gospel passage, let us remember the lessons it holds for our own lives. Let us have faith in Jesus’ power to heal and transform us, and let us boldly proclaim His goodness to others. May we be inspired to open our hearts, minds, and ears to fully receive and understand His message, and may we be agents of His love and healing in the world. Amen

Reference: https://medium.com/@apellazar/empower-your-faith-daily-gospel-reflection-d39f284eb9d7