Mark 7:31-37

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“EPHPHATA!” (THAT IS, BE OPENED!”

Jesus opens the ears and the mouth of a person who is deaf and mute.

The deaf and mute is suffering from these afflictions. He is imprisoned with these conditions that make him unable to communicate well to ask healing from Jesus. Thus the people bring him to Jesus and beg Jesus to heal him.

The deaf cannot hear. There is deafness on hearing God’s word. This happens when one cannot hear the cry of the needy, the poor and good advice of people.

The mute cannot speak. There is muteness when one cannot speak about the truth of the Gospel, or when one is afraid to tell the truth, and when one keeps silent on what is just.

Jesus HEALS!