Now when Jesus heard that John had been
arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in
Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, so that what
had been spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: "Land of
Zebulun, land of Naphtali, on the road by the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee
of the Gentiles-- the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and
for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned."
From that time Jesus began to proclaim, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven
has come near." Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their
synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every
disease and every sickness among the people. So his fame spread throughout all
Syria, and they brought to him all the sick, those who were afflicted with
various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, and paralytics, and he cured
them. And great crowds followed him from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem,
Judea, and from beyond the Jordan."
l What does Jesus want me to learn today?
Where in my life does he
wish to restore me to health?