A day like this

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judæa, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Luke 5:17

We suspect that many of the events in Yeshua’s life come to us in the gospels are examples; that many of his encounters with people are likely to have been repeated all over Palestine throughout the three years.

You are not alone in your longing for a day when healing power was in the village. Such days may be few as are genuine (verifiable) cures of cancer and diabetes. The widow of Nain was not the only witness to power present. Neither was:

Mark 6:5-6

  • Simeon, an old man waiting for a look at Messiah
  • The distressed mother whose child needed urgent care
  • The bereaved who had heard that death was subject to the reversal
  • The leper who had given up hope of ever feeling love in the touch of a human hand

Power exhibits like this should be happening often, especially when two days every week we see people gathering to Christ from their neighbourhoods.

And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages teaching.

Mark 6:5-6