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Read Mark 1:29–39

Friday

Read Mark 1:29–39

29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed. 36 Simon and his companions went to look for him, 37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else—to the nearby villages—so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.” 39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

Think

Jesus healed and ministered at the house of Simon and Andrew, but he then moved on - even though more people were looking for him.  In the dark Jesus went away to pray and then moved on to another village.  It is sometimes difficult for us to realise that Jesus soul purpose is not our personal healing and comfort.  He takes his message to the next village too.

Pray


Lord help me to accept that all my prayers won't be answered in the ways I expect them or want them to be answered.  Help me to surrender to your greater and better will.

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