Thursday, February 17, 2011
All the people were astonished!
After leaving the place where the religious leaders had started to plot to kill him, Jesus withdrew and healed everybody who was ill.
Matthew 12:15 "Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16 He warned them not to tell others about him. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”[b]
Jesus and Beelzebul
22 Then they brought him a demon-possessed man who was blind and mute, and Jesus healed him, so that he could both talk and see. 23 All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?”
Apparently people had gotten somewhat used to Jesus healing people. However, healing and casting a demon out of a man created astonishment.
Who is this man? Might he really be the long awaited Messiah? Might he be the Christ??