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Read Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56


Thursday

Read Mark 6:30-34 and 53-56

30 The apostles returned and met with Jesus, and told him all they had done and taught. 31There were so many people coming and going that Jesus and his disciples didn’t even have time to eat. So he said to them, “Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and you can rest for a while.” 32So they started out in a boat by themselves for a lonely place.
33 Many people, however, saw them leave and knew at once who they were; so they went from all the towns and ran ahead by land and arrived at the place ahead of Jesus and his disciples. 34When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw this large crowd, and his heart was filled with pity for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things.


53 They crossed the lake and came to land at Gennesaret, where they tied up the boat. 54As they left the boat, people recognized Jesus at once. 55So they ran throughout the whole region; and wherever they heard he was, they brought to him sick people lying on their mats. 56And everywhere Jesus went, to villages, towns, or farms, people would take those who were ill to the market places and beg him to let them at least touch the edge of his cloak; and all who touched it were made well.

Think

"...at least touch the edge of his cloak..." (Mark 6:56) Jesus heals through presence.  No words.  No rituals.  Just a simple touch.  We don't need to do anything complicated to be transformed by Jesus.

Pray

Lord, in my prayer, let me touch the hem of your garment.

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