verse 32: There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged him to place his hand on the man.
Jesus heals this man, who is then able to hear and to speak. When I read this today I think about all of the people of those times. They must have had many, many needs. Every one of the people around Jesus undoubtedly had something in their heart they wanted to ask for from Jesus. But they brought their friend, putting his needs in front of their own. Perhaps this was part of what Jesus was rewarding.
Father God, When I pray, help me to remember all of those whose needs are great. We all suffer, and long for that palpable connection with you. We all need your healing. Annette needs your healing. Help her to know you are there with her. Amen
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