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Clearing the Way for the Crowds

Mark 3:7-8

Jesus departed with His disciples to the sea, and a great multitude followed from Galilee, Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, and around Tyre and Sidon. The great multitude came to Him because they heard about everything He was doing.

Jesus knew how to attract a crowd. He didn’t need TV or the internet; He simply preached the Scriptures, performed miracles, and revealed the Father. People followed Him because they knew He had something they needed, and they desired to learn more. Religion as usual had not made a difference nor provided the answers they desperately needed, but in Him, they found hope. When God is moving among His people, hope will overflow to those around and draw even more to HIm.

Jesus met real needs among the people. He healed the sick that doctors could not heal. He cast out demons while everyone else outcast the demon possessed. He extended grace and compassion where the religious leaders condemned. Instead of draining the life out of the people with heavy demands, He raised the dead to life again. When a permanent sacrifice was needed to atone for sin, He became the sacrifice and gave up His life so all of humanity could have a relationship with the Father. When real needs are met, people will follow.

Realize today that every need you have can be met in Christ. By the same token, you cannot fill the unmet needs of the people you love. They need Jesus as much as you do, and the best thing you can do is to point them to Him. Crowds still follow Jesus when they hear what He can do, and it is our job to tell them. He is still preaching the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit, performing miracles through our prayers, and revealing the Father to those who are seeking. Jesus was with His disciples when the crowds followed Him, and He is with us today. We just need to clear the way and direct people to Him.

Have a blessed day!

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