GOSPEL MEDITATION # 192
The Gospel of Mark #23
Jesus walks of the Water and
Jesus Heals the Sick in Gennesaret
- Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions.
- Be comfortably alert, still and at peace.
- Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer
4 Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself.
- Slowly and carefully read the passage of Scripture.
- Reread it. From memory, determine the central points.
- Jesus needed to create distance between Himself and the Twelve. There was a danger into being forced to declare His Messiahship following the great miracle.
- The disciple may have wondered why they had been sent away, but then between 3 and 6am there came Jesus walking on the water.
- In 1 Corinthians 12 4-11, we find one of Holy Spirit gifts is miracles, and the feeding and the walking fit.
- He would have passed by except for the invitation; seems Jesus waits for the invitation with us too.
- A ghost, a “phantasma” from the Greek; the disciples had plenty of cultural and superstitious baggage yet.
- Not really grasping the 5000 fed, they were again astounded when the wind ceased.
- Gennesaret, a very fertile valley 1 and ½ miles west of the sea of Galilee that stretched south 3 and ½ miles—again the crowds caught up with the Jesus and the twelve, which is understandable given the incredible miracles they had witnessed—and again, no time to rest and teach.
14. We are desperate when something touches our body; rarely are we troubled when the illness has to do with the heart. And when so, the troubling is a gift of the Holy Spirit. This must be the healing we seek from