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Jesus healed a deaf man with a speech impediment.

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Mark 7:31-37
31And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, He came to the Sea of Galilee, in the midst of the borders of the Decapolis. 32And they brought a deaf one to Him, hardly speaking. And they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33And He took him aside from the crowd and put His fingers into his ears. And He spat and touched his tongue. 34And looking up to Heaven, He sighed and said to him, Ephphatha! (that is, Be opened!) 35And instantly his ears were opened and the bond of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke plainly. 36And He commanded them, that they should tell no one. But the more He commanded them, so much the more they proclaimed it. 37And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.
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Insights
  • In this healing, Jesus did not cast out a blind demon or various unclean spirits, but rather commanded things to be opened.
  • The people begged Jesus to touch and heal the deaf man and after he was healed they were astonished. (What did they expect? What did they come to Jesus for?). This shows a hardness of heart towards the supernatural, a lack of expectation of the supernatural, focusing only on the things that we experience in this natural world.