St. Mark 1: 29 – 39

November 30, 2022

29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her.

31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

32 And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils.

33 And all the city was gathered together at the door.

34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.

35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.

37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.

38 And he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore came I forth.

39 And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils.

Women everywhere chuckle at verse 31. I suspect you’re chuckling now.

“… for therefore came I forth.” From before time or anything else existed, He came forth. It’s difficult to perceive of a time before time itself existed and yet, He was there. He came forth from perfection to a broken and fallen place and lived our lives, walked our roads, felt our sorrows and laughed with our joys. He knew betrayal and brutal physical pain and intense humiliation and all this so He could preach and teach about the kingdom of heaven and the Good News of the Father.

“… for therefore came I forth.” And in so doing, the world He created was changed forever.


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