Healing Ministry in Gennesaret: Mark 6:53-56
“53) When they had crossed over they came to land at Gennesaret, and moored to the shore. 54) When they got out of the boat, immediately the people recognized Him, 55) and ran about that whole country and began to carry here and there on their pallets those who were sick, to the place they heard He was. 56) Wherever He entered villages, or cities, or countryside, they were laying the sick in the market places, and imploring Him that they might just touch the fringe of His cloak; and as many as touched it were being cured.” Mark‬ ‭6‬:‭53‬-‭56‬
Jesus had an amazing reception in the land of Gennesaret. As soon as He came out of the boat, people recognized Him and ran and reported in the whole region that Jesus had come.
This started a fruitful healing ministry. They brought to Him all who were sick. Some had to be carried on pallets. The text states that everyone who touched the fringe of His cloak was cured. The word “cured” might indicate enhanced recovery rather than immediate healing.
Whatever the case, whether it was enhanced recovery or immediate healing, people were restored to health. It caused His popularity to explode in the entire region.
There is not much more to say about these verses. Mark makes it clear that by far the most miracles in the ministry of Jesus related to His healing ministry. Healings accompanied Him everyplace He went. They saw healing as being part of the nature of Jesus Christ. They believed in Him as the Great Physician!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global

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