Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Matthew, chapter 9

15 And Jesus said to them, "The attendants of the bridegroom cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.
I have to admit that Jesus had a healthy view here: Let's enjoy the party while it lasts! It wont be forever.
20 And a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years, came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His cloak; 21 for she was saying to herself, "If I only touch His garment, I will get well." 22 But Jesus turning and seeing her said, "Daughter, take courage; your faith has made you well." At once the woman was made well.
Faith in the magic cloak heals the woman! If only more people nowadays would have such faith. Doctors would go out of business.
29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "It shall be done to you according to your faith." 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus sternly warned them: "See
that no one knows about this!" 31 But they went out and spread the news about
Him throughout all that land.
So much for Jesus' authority. Seems like his sternness didn't make too much impression. But it was naive anyway. Who wouldn't notice blind people that could suddenly see again?
32 As they were going out, a mute, demon-possessed man was brought to Him. 33 After the demon was cast out, the mute man spoke; and the crowds were amazed, and were saying, "Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel."
Note to mute people: Your problem is because of a demon. Go to an exorcist.'Nothing like this has ever been seen in Israel'? What about his previous miracles? But ok, 24h news channel didn't exist yet.