Well, we have balanced, and now we have looked at the manifestations of Jesus and today we come to the final and probably most significant “manifestation” of Jesus that we know about, the “Transfiguration”.
We hear this morning a wonderful story of Jesus’ healing power. A miracle story known as one of the greatest stories in the Gospel. It is a powerful story in the fact that Jesus had left the synagogue with his disciples and went to Peter’s home. Upon arrival at Peter’s house, they found his motherinlaw sick in bed with a fever. Jesus took her by the hand and healed her as He lifted her up (Mark 1:31).
I grew up in a family of teachers and artists. Whether they were speaking in front of a classroom about the anatomy of a human being or assisting a student in the proper way to use a table-saw, my family was all about education. In being “about” education they were about words, words that hopefully provided enhancement for those who listened. Note, I said, “listened”, not just “heard”. There is a difference, but this morning we will focus on the teaching and the words, specifically the words of Jesus and the teaching of Jesus found in the Gospel of Mark 1:21-28.