The Miracles in Mark: Chapter 7: Hushpuppies
Jesus once again attempting to be alone, was found by a gentile woman, whose daughter had an unclean spirit. Her boldness, knowing the will of God, and her proclamation of same, (puppies get te crumbs), she received that which she sought. Her daughter was delivered of the unclean spirit.
He hath done all things:
Moving on, they brought to Him a man both deaf and dumb, to be healed. It is interesting that these people had the Faith that He could heal, yet He took the man, off by themselves, and this time He touched His ears and tongue, and the man was healed. Once again, He told them to keep this quiet.
The problem with this? If we are touched and healed by the Lord, it is almost impossible to remain quiet. whether it is a healing or even the first step, salvation. We proclaim the Lord.
“And from thence having risen, he went away to the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and having entered into the house, he wished none to know, and he was not able to be hid, for a woman having heard about him, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having come, fell at his feet, — and the woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phenician by nation — and was asking him, that the demon he may cast forth out of her daughter. And Jesus said to her, `Suffer first the children to be filled, for it is not good to take the children’s bread, and to cast [it] to the little dogs.’ And she answered and saith to him, `Yes, sir; for the little dogs also under the table do eat of the children’s crumbs.’ And he said to her, `Because of this word go; the demon hath gone forth out of thy daughter;’ and having come away to her house, she found the demon gone forth, and the daughter laid upon the couch. And again, having gone forth 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 to him a deaf, stuttering man, and they call on him that he may put the hand on him. And having taken him away from the multitude by himself, he put his fingers to his ears, and having spit, he touched his tongue, and having looked to the heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, `Ephphatha,’ that is, `Be thou opened;’ and immediately were his ears opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking plain. And he charged them that they may tell no one, but the more he was charging them, the more abundantly they were proclaiming [it], and they were being beyond measure astonished, saying, `Well hath he done all things; both the deaf he doth make to hear, and the dumb to speak.'”