TEXT: *Matthew 15:29-39(NKJV)* 

15:29. Jesus departed from there, skirted the Sea of Galilee, and went up on the mountain and sat down there.

15:30. Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them [the] lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus' feet, and He healed them.

15:31. So the multitude marveled when they saw [the] mute speaking, [the] maimed made whole, [the] lame walking, and [the] blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

15:32. Now Jesus called His disciples to [Himself] and said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with Me three days and have nothing to eat. And I do not want to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way."

15:33. Then His disciples said to Him, "Where could we get enough bread in the wilderness to fill such a great multitude?"

15:34. Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fish."

15:35. So He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

15:36. And He took the seven loaves and the fish and gave thanks, broke [them] and gave [them] to His disciples; and the disciples [gave] to the multitude.

15:37. So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left.

15:38. Now those who ate were four thousand men, besides women and children.

15:39. And He sent away the multitude, got into the boat, and came to the region of Magdala.

Great crowds came to Him bringing the lame, the bind, the crippled, the mute and many others with diverse challenging situations. Jesus healed them(vv. 29-31). Do we have this situation in the church of Christ today? Yes, we have the lame. A lame man is not just someone who cannot walk.

 Although a two-month old baby cannot walk, we cannot regard such as being lame because by reason of age, s/he is not expected yet to walk. But if after two years and that child cannot walk, we may consider him or her lame. 

They are many spiritually lame people in our churches today- those who by reason of spiritual age should be more mature in serving Christ, but are yet babes needing milk.

 Are you where you should be in your walk with God considering your 'age in the Lord'? Are you still lame, sitting and doing nothing while souls are heading to Hell?

The same thing applies to blindness. A one-day-old baby may not yet see clearly, but cannot be said to be blind. But with time, s/he is expected to see or be labelled blind. Can you see the word of God clearly?

 Are you still arguing about what is clearly called sin in the Bible? Are you blind to your foul temper while blaming everybody else? Notice that all those in these conditions were brought to Christ for healing. 

In prayer, let us arise today bringing people in these conditions to Jesus for healing.

*PRAYER: Heal us, O Lord!*

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