Then in chapter 2 verses 1 and 2, “After a few days, Jesus went back to Capernaum, and people heard that he was at home. So many gathered that there was no longer space, not even near the door.”
Then in chapter 3 verse 7 “Jesus left with his disciples and went to the lake. A large crowd followed him because they heard what he was doing.”
The crowds get so large and so pressing in their need, that Jesus has to steal away to deserted places to have some down time.
All accounts are strikingly different from what happened in Nazareth, his hometown.
It is here that we see that the crowd’s reaction to Jesus does in some way hinder his ability to bring healing and restoration. So what if Mark is inviting us to think about the role we play in God’s work in our world?
The gospel then as it has always been, is an invitation, to hear and to respond, to be open to a new experience. How is God calling you to participate in the work of restoring our world today?
Prayer: God open me up to experience you in a new way today. Amen.