Tuesday, February 02, 2016

7 months of silence

This morning on my walk I listened to my friend Roger Blackmore preach a message called Jesus does all things well. The phrase comes from Mark 7:37

“And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

One observation Roger made really stood out to me. Earlier in the chapter we read of Jesus delivering a young girl of a demon. Then it says he traveled through some places and healed a deaf man. The way it flows in Marks gospel it sounds like he performed a miracle, walked down the road and performed a miracle. Life with Jesus was just one spiritual high followed by another.

Roger made the point that the journey described in v 31 could have taken up to 7 months on foot. Seven months between one spiritual high and another. But in that time Jesus was with his chosen companions preparing them for the mission.

Seven months of silence does not mean God is not working.