Continuing from last week’s conversation. Jesus’ new teaching is the healing of his people. As we work to define our new teaching we must also ask “Are we hurting or healing?”
After Jesus and his disciples left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them.
That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him. In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may proclaim the message there also; for that is what I came out to do.” And he went throughout Galilee, proclaiming the message in their synagogues and casting out demons.
The picture at the top is an artists depiction of the woman touching the hem of Jesus’ robe from Mark Ch. 5. The floor seen in the picture is the actual road where this healing miracle took place. I also think it is the perfect imagery of our healing being seen as happening on the altar. this was one of my favorite places I visited in Israel, outside of Jerusalem.
Below are pictures I took in Capernaum. The top picture is inside the synagogue from the Gospel story last week. The bottom pictures are on a slide show and the ruins of St. Peter’s House and the Chruch that now exists on top of it. I thought it would be fun to share the locations mentioned in the Gospel and Sermon.