Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Mark 6:53-56

Jesus and his apprentices finished the cross-lake journey at Gennesaret, where they anchored the boat and went ashore. And once again, the people recognized Jesus and started following him around. They began bringing the bedridden to wherever he went. It didn't matter -- villages, cities, rural hamlets -- they were everywhere. The sick were laid out in the marketplaces and then their advocates would beg Jesus to brush the edge of his coat against the infirmed as he passed by. Everyone touched by him in this way was healed.

53 When Jesus and his disciples had crossed the lake, they landed at Gennesaret, anchored the boat, 54 and came ashore. People immediately recognized Jesus 55 and ran around that whole region bringing sick people on their mats to wherever they heard he was. 56 Wherever he went—villages, cities, or farming communities—they would place the sick in the marketplaces and beg him to allow them to touch even the hem of his clothing. Everyone who touched him was healed.