Isn’t it amazing how pervasive the need for healing and wholeness is? The sick and possessed form a crowd, far larger than the ranks of the “righteous.” No wonder Jesus says he came for those who need a physician.
I also admire — and envy a bit — how well Jesus manages his ministry. No matter how busy or exhausted he is he takes time for prayer and renewal. And no matter how easy it would be to enjoy his success and popularity, he knows that his real mission is to be on to spread the message in other towns, to other sick and hurting people. And he does it. It’s a great lesson to all of us in ministry.
(One of my contributions to Kairos : Christians at Large online Bible discussion.)