"And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him."
Here we will meditate the spiritual aspects of a miracle done by Jesus.
The main in the context was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech.
It shows our state of mind of not able to speak to God and not able to hear what the God says.
This will hinder our spiritual and earthly blessings.To receive blessings we have to open our ears
Jesus took him away from the multitude, this shows a separated life we have to follow in our personal life.
Jesus told Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
We will mediatate about the life of four persons, who got blessed by opening their ears to the word of GOd.
Listen to Word of God and got saved : Luke 19:5 (King James Version)
"And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house."
Here Jesus asked Zacchaeus to come down. Since he opened his ears to listen to the word of Jesus, he and the entire family were saved.
Listen to Word of God and Loved by God : Luke 10:38
"Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word."
Here there is the family of Martha, Mary and Lazarus. Since they listened to the word of God, In John 11:5, "Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus". They were loved by Jesus.
Listen to Word of God and Got healed : Luke 17:11-14 (King James Version)
"And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.". When they listened to waht Jeusu told, they were
In Exodus 15:26 (King James Version)
"And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee."
For getting healed we have to do four things:
1) diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God
2) wilt do that which is right in his sight,
3) wilt give ear to his commandments,
4) keep all his statutes,
Listen to the word of God and received great blessings : Mathew 4:18
Disciples listened to the word of God and they were turned from mere fishermen to those who catch men. They were know all over the world and were able to shake the world by their words and deeds in the name of Jesus.
They did miracles which Jesus did not done in his missionary days.
What Jesus did for the deaf man to hear? Mark 7:33 (King James Version)
"And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;"
- Jesus took him away from the multitude, this shows a separated life we have to follow in our personal life.
- Jesus told Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
Are we not able to speak to God? Are we not able to listen to word of God?
Please examine our life and open our ears and mind to be get blessed by the Lord.