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.
- 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