Matthew 9: 27-31
In this passage, two blind men approach Jesus, and Jesus restores their sight, after asking them if they believed. Jesus touches their eyes, and tells them not to tell anyone about what has happened.
It confuses me to hear Jesus tell the men to keep quiet. After all, he has gone many other places with crowds, and must be gaining some notoriety at this point. Is it really because Jesus does not want crowds gathering wherever he is? Does God really want his miracles kept quiet, kept secret? Jesus has to want his actions talked about- otherwise how does the Gospel get spread? I will ponder this today, and pray for some clarity.
Holy Father, I know you want all men to come to you. Why should anyone keep quiet? Help me to understand what I need to understand from your Word. Amen
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