Daily Word Of God
At evening, after sunset, they brought to Jesus all who were sick and those who were possessed by devils. The whole town came crowding round the door, and he cured many who were sick with diseases of one kind or another; he also drove out many devils, but he would not allow them to speak, because they knew who he was.
In the morning, long before dawn, he got up and left the house and went off to a lonely place and prayed there. Simon and his companions set out in search of him, and when they found him they said, ‘Everybody is looking for you.’
He answered, ‘Let us go elsewhere, to the neighbouring country towns, so that I can proclaim the message there too, because that is why I came.’ And he went all through Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out devils.
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Great crowds were clamouring for Jesus to cure and to drive out demons from them. Instead of being lured by the attention the crowd was giving Him, Jesus withdrew to a lonely place to pray. After that he moved on to fulfil His Mission of proclaiming the Good News of salvation to all peoples.
- What about us as Jesus’ disciples? Have we made the proclamation of the Good News a high a priority in our lives?
- As we begin another year, “Do we have plans to promise the Lord that we will be His witnesses and to make His Good News known more fully?