Thursday: 24th January, 2019
Reference text: Mark 3:7-12
Mark 3:8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.
Most new eateries have a modern face to their enterprises hence, have some prosence on social media and many popular review platforms. It isn’t uncommon therefore, to receive information to offer some good feedback after a visit. And whether we participate in these or not, reviews influences choice, at least that remains true in some sense for me. I even recall reading an article suggesting that while a single good review could provide an additional customer base of up to 5, a single bad one could turn away up to 20.
Hence, using the simple proportion above, we can have an idea of the number of people Jesus was dealing with, if good word about him had spread far and near. But then we get curious: ‘why did the masses throng to Him?’ Were they just curious or did they really want to find out more about the person they had only heard about from the lips of others? That question is for them to answer, but we have our individual dimensions to all consider.
Therefore, I ask: ‘how many of the facets of God have you personally encountered? My dear, we may have been drawn to a single facet of Jesus: the miracle worker, the healer, the teacher or another. However, our relationship with him needs not end there. We can always go deeper, we can always launch further forward and find out more.
Remember # We can always seek to grow because the facet that drew us to Him, is surely not the only one there is to see.