This seems to be a very busy flu season. So busy that every state in the union has been touched by it. Can you imagine living in a day when medicine was undiscovered or not so readily available? Then this guy who seemed to be an evangelical doctor, comes to your town preaching and healing people so they didn’t even have to take medication. His point was to get the attention of everyone, to do these miracles as proof of who He was. I think He also used a little reverse psychology when He told some of those He healed not to tell; they surely didn’t contain their excitement over it! He ended up having to leave the towns for a bigger venue, the open country side. We would never hear about Him today, the media only wants to tell us the bad stuff. I’m glad He came when He did because we now have a written account of what He did for us, but if you don’t read it, it will stay contained in those pages.
But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter. Mark 1:45