Mark continues writing his fast-paced account and concise words from Jesus. He shows Jesus on the move with a mission. Matthew wrote about Jesus’ compassionate sermons, parables and dinners with sinners. Mark gives us a glimpse of the man who had a single, divine purpose for being here. Even the demons recognized who Jesus was and why he was here.
~ Mark 1:21-28 Jesus in Capernaum ~
From there Jesus went to Peter’s house where he healed Peter’s mother-in-law. By the evening, the whole town was at his door. Jesus healed many, but he would not permit the demons to speak. The demons wanted to destroy his ministry. They knew the truth but rejected it. And by early morning, Jesus had gone out to a deserted place to pray. The disciples found him and said, “Everyone’s looking for you!”
~ Mark 1:38-39 Jesus in Galilee ~
Everything Jesus did had a purpose and a reason. His healing was immediate. His confirmation of people’s faith was immediate. He didn’t require the people do certain rituals first or show their extensive knowledge of the Torah. Jesus came to serve mankind, to teach them about life, and ultimately lay down his life as a sacrifice. And Mark is telling us: Exciting things are happening fast!