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Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sido n to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis. And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”) And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly. He ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more he ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it. They were exceedingly astonished and they said, “He has done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
How could this man not tell the world what Jesus did for him? When the Lord touches our lives and brings us healing and wholeness we SHOULD be ready to tell the world. Not worry that people will not believe. It is worse for those who do not believe, than for those who are willing to tell their story. The Lord will bless you more abundantly when you are willing to tell your story. Have you told yours?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I am anxious to tell my story to whoever will listen! Sometimes I am met with disbelief, sometimes with joy and hope. But I plant your seeds, Lord and let you do the rest. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you praise, Amen!
Blessed are those whose sins are forgiven.