People come to Jesus for a variety of reasons. Many come to be healed of their infirmities so that the mute speak, the maimed are made whole, the lame walk and the blind see. Still many others comes to hear his words, words that inspire, words that comfort, words that can change lives. And yet still many others comes just to be in His presence, and by association become complete.
I grew up in a family and environment where Jesus was an abiding presence. I first learned of Him through Ima. And ever since, I have sought to know and love Him better. I have seen how He has inspired and changed for the better and transformed the lives of people I have held most dear in my life. Sometimes in small and subtle ways, at other times in a most dramatic and miraculous ways. I have experienced Him in events in my life. Sometimes in the ordinary yet wonderful happenings of my daily life, at other times in events I had never thought possible or imaginable happening in my life. I have felt His loving and awesome presence in nature. Sometime in the gentle blowing of the breeze or the refreshing change in the weather, at other times in the indescribable beauty of a sunset or the awesome vista of the mountains.
Great crowds came to him, bringing with them the lame, the maimed, the blind, the mute, and many others. They put them at his feet, and he cured them, so that the crowd was amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.