THIS WEEK'S DEVOTIONAL
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
Jesus healed a man who had an impediment in his speech – and although it was not yet time for the Son of God to be made public, how could people not give testimony to the miracles? Jesus had healed, and their hearts were overwhelmed with his love and his power! That’s more than a physical healing – it’s a transformation from the inside out! My prayer is that we would, each one of us, be so healed that we cannot help but speak God’s love and truth, so transformed that nothing can stop us from sharing what God has done for us!
Pastor Lisa Bosworth