“Ephphatha” – “Be opened!”— Jesus’ Authority, Our Healing

Finger Licking Good Doctoring

Some people brought the Son a feller who was deaf and could hardly talk. They begged the Son ter place his hands on the chap.

Right off the Son took the feller aside. Then, with the crowd far away and the pair in private, the Son:

  • Put his fingers in the feller’s ears
  • Spit on his fingers and touched the feller’s tongue
  • Looked up ter heaven
  • Sighed deeply
  • And said, “Ephphatha” which means, “Be opened!”

Sure enough:

  • The man’s ears were opened
  • His tongue whar loosened
  • He began ter speak plain-like

Jesus commanded the folks not ter tell anyone. But like most times be fer, the crowd ignored his directives and blabbed about it. “Jesus has done everything well!” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” (Mark 7:31-37)

Now think on this a wee little bit. The prophet Isaiah said:

“Then will the ears of the deaf be unstopped. Then will the mute tongue shout for joy.”
(Isaiah 35:5-6)

In looking ter the day of the coming Messiah, Isaiah foretold of the wonderful time when the Son would take our infirmities with him on the cross and cure us by his wounds.

Question be: will we claim the healing that already be ours? Or will be keep on limping along with our sickly self whilst leaving our ears stopped up, tongue tied in knots, and heart broken over the sad state of our bodies.

Get saved ter day! Get healed ter day! Get Jesus ter day!