Mark 7: 31-37

Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis. There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man.

After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

A Thought

Have you ever questioned why Jesus in both in the Scripture of yesterday and today Jesus left the crowds before he healed both the daughter with demons and also the man who was deaf and could hardly talk? Could it be because the crowds were filled with so much unbelief? Could it be the same reason we do not see more hearings today because of our unbelief?

Our Prayer

Father, we believe but please help our unbelief. Help us to us use what faith we have so you will increase our faith to lead others to you. We ask in Jesus’ name amen.