29 After leaving the synagogue, Jesus, James, and John went home with Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed, sick with a fever, and they told Jesus about her at once. 31 He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she served them. 32 That evening, at sunset, people brought to Jesus those who were sick or demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered near the door. 34 He healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases, and he threw out many demons. But he didn’t let the demons speak, because they recognized him. 35 Early in the morning, well before sunrise, Jesus rose and went to a deserted place where he could be alone in prayer. 36 Simon and those with him tracked him down. 37 When they found him, they told him, “Everyone’s looking for you!” 38 He replied, “Let’s head in the other direction, to the nearby villages, so that I can preach there too. That’s why I’ve come.” 39 He traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and throwing out demons. (Mark 1:29-39, CEB)
Jesus came to preach good news to all. Healing is secondary.
Is healing secondary? As I typed that sentence, I thought of yesterdays healing on the Sabbath story and how healing is restoration to community. Healing is restoration to relationships. So healing isn’t secondary, but Jesus came to see the people and tell them about God’s love.
People wanted to see Jesus because of what they heard He was doing, not to hear him, but to be healed or have someone they love healed. Jesus came to tell the good news.
And the good news, restores relationships too.
Do you tell others about Jesus and the good news?
Are you going every day to love people, and love God?