Running With Mark 47

Praying at Gethsemane by He Qi.


Day Forty-Seven – February 13, 2020  



Mark 6:53-56 New Revised Standard Version

The Sea of Galilee was also called Lake of Gennesaret. 

This section of Scripture reminds us that it is impossible for Jesus to go anywhere and not be recognized.  Jesus gets out of the boat and people start rushing to reach him.  People from the whole region came to Jesus, carrying people on mats, so that he might heal them.  Word must have spread about the healing of the woman with the bleeding, because now they are asking to touch Jesus, or even touch the fringe of his cloak.


It is interesting that there are no physical descriptions of what Jesus looked like in any of the gospels.  We have no idea if he was tall or short.  Did he have any unusual features like a big nose or scars on his body?  Think of the disciples Peter, Andrew, James and John, who met him while they were working their fishing boats.  They had never seen him before.  Now people on the plains near Gennesaret recognize him, without having met him.


For today use your imagination.  How do you see Jesus? 

Pinterest – Jesus Around the World   The Pinterest link shows lots of images of Jesus from around the world.  Check it out.  Which images do you resonate with?  Why?


Some Children See HIm – Six Pence version

Some Children See Him Lily White – James Taylor


Prayer Focus:

Use your imagination in prayer.  Picture Jesus sitting across the table from you.  What does he look like?  What is his facial expression?  What would you say to him?  What do you suppose he would say to you?



Grace and peace,
Pastor Karen Bruins