The life of Jesus of Nazareth plate 47. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Hey person, don’t wait for me. I’m still going after the fish Jesus and his disciples left in the boat.
What do you mean, it’s time for another story? That fish story was good enough for me.
He did? Jesus had a busy day in Capernaum? With more miracles?
Okay, I’ll listen.
On the Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue in Capernaum and began to teach. And people were amazed at his teaching because he taught with authority.
And while he was teaching, a man possessed by an evil spirit cried out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are – the Holy One of God!”
I bet Jesus could just pull out his lightsaber and zap that guy. Doesn’t that evil spirit guy know who Jesus is?
Oh, he does know?
And what do you mean, Jesus doesn’t need a lightsaber? That spoils all the fun.
I am listening.
Jesus said sternly, “Be quiet! Come out of him.”
The evil spirit threw the man down before everyone there and came out with a shriek.
That’s it? Jesus just says a few words and that evil spirit leaves?
That’s pretty cool, but I still wish he used a lightsaber.
God could rewrite the Bible and add lightsabers to it.
Yes, I’m listening.
When Jesus left the synagogue he went with James and John to Simon and Andrew’s house. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever so Jesus went to her, took her hand, and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
That evening people brought all kinds of sick and demon possessed to Jesus. Jesus laid his hands on each of the sick and healed them, and drove out many demons, but he wouldn’t let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
So Jesus could heal with a few words or a touch but he wouldn’t let the demons speak. I wonder what they would do with their words.
If they try to do anything bad I’m going to give them what for.
Okay, I’ll let you finish the story.
That night Jesus went to a place by himself to pray and when his disciples found him they all left to go to the nearby villages. They travelled throughout Galilee. Jesus preached the good news of the kingdom, healed every sickness and disease, and drove out demons.
That’s it? No lightsabers, no fish, nothing?
I’ll see you later. I’m going back to that boat with all the fish in it.