Five Minutes with God

Five Minutes with God is a distinct and exciting approach to daily Bible devotionals. Instead of a lofty goal of going through the entire Bible—or even the New Testament—in one year, Five Minutes with God focuses on shorter passages so that the reader can absorb more of the text and apply it to everyday life. This daily podcast will step you through the Gospel accounts of the life of Christ. Each day’s podcast also ends with a thought for further reflection and a call to prayer. By reading, reflecting, and praying, Five Minutes with God will help you come to know Him, love Him, and follow Him like never before.
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May 14, 2015

HOST: Michael Whitworth

SPONSOR: Logos Bible Software

When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

This is a scene that we see repeated time and again during the ministry of Jesus—people from surrounding villages and towns flocking to Him wherever He is to have their sick and afflicted healed. It was a daily occurrence in the life of Jesus. As we have discussed before, Jesus possessed an ability and offered an opportunity that was not available anywhere or through anyone else. Through His healing power, He gave people the ability to return to a normal and productive way of life, to reenter their world in a way they never thought possible. Is there any wonder why so many came to Him, looking for healing? Did you know that Jesus still offers healing? The healing He offers us is far more effective, permanent, and important than the physical healing that He offered during His earthly ministry. Jesus, today, offers us spiritual healing. He offers to make our souls whole and pure and ready for salvation. The question is, why do people not flock to Jesus today for that healing just as people did in this passage? May God help us recognize the importance of spiritual healing and the desire to be made whole by Christ.

Why do you think so many people do not see the importance or need for spiritual healing?

Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!