The Healer

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The Healer Many people think of different things when they hear the name Jesus. To some people who hear the name Jesus maybe nothing comes to mind. Many of the common themes that come to mind when they hear Jesus’s name are forgiveness, teacher, or kindness. When I hear the name Jesus though I think of someone who heals, someone who will heal you no matter your role in society. Throughout the gospel of Mark, and in Donald Senior’s book, Jesus: A Gospel Portrait, we see several occasions when Jesus is healing someone of lower class, or someone who was looked at as an outcast. In Mark’s gospel there are a few different occasions in which Jesus heals someone. When Jesus went to Capernaum he healed “a man with an unclean spirit”(Mark 1:23) when he said “Come out of him!” (Mark 2:25). From this we see how Jesus is not afraid to heal someone that is not completely faithful, he is willing to heal even if someone doubts him. Another example of him healing someone who is an outcast is when he heals a man with leprosy. “If you wish, you can make me clean.” (Mark 1:40) begged the leper, and Jesus responded with pity and said, “I do will it. Be made clean” (Mark 1:41). This is another prime example of Jesus healing someone that was rejected by society. Lastly, in Mark’s gospels we see him heal a deaf man in the district of Decapolis. The people of Decapolis “ brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment” (Mark 8:32). Jesus cured him when he “put his finger into the man’s ear and, spitting, touched his tongue; then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him, “Ephphatha!” and the man’s ears were opened, his speech impediment was removed and he spoke plainly” (Mark 8:33-35). This is yet ... ... middle of paper ... ...hat I would have to live the life of a so called “angel” to be able to be touched by God. This paper has definitely opened my eyes to what one of the missions of God and Jesus really is. This paper has also rooted a new interest in the Bible and a new view of Jesus. In conclusion, after reading the gospel of Mark and a couple of chapters in Donald Senior’s book, Jesus: A Gospel Portrait, I have come to realize that Jesus is a healer. I have also come to the conclusion that, to Jesus, it doesn’t matter what your social status or lifestyle is. There will always be a possibility of you being healed by Jesus. I look at Jesus now as more of a people person, someone who relates to the normal person’s life. Jesus is not someone who just teaches, forgives, and displays kindness. He is a healer for the common person.
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