“Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.”
Just picture yourself in the centre of such commotion.
Crowds coming into the city. Word has got out. Jerusalem has become a hot-bed for healing. Physical bodies, disturbed minds, all of them healed.
The people had their own remedies for sure. They would use the inner parts of fish and animals to make concoctions and potions so that on the consumption of such the evil spirits would leave. Many today have found their belief-trail that takes them down healing from their troubled lives. For many people they just go deeper into their trouble.
May our prayer be that crowds gather at the Church with their trouble and dysfunctions. May our prayer be that people will bring the unclean to the Church and the Church doesn’t focus on who is unclean or clean. The Church doesn’t reprimand the unclean for their wayward lives. But that the Church welcomes them with the same love that God has for them. May our prayer be that all of them be healed in such an atmosphere.
Come Spirit come.