We can only contemplate what it must have been like to hear Jesus speak to the people of His day. He talked of nature’s beauty, a father’s love for a wayward son, and of cups of all things. Whether the cup was clean only on the outside or (on another day), of holding out a cup of water for a child. Nature and life formed the lesson book we can relate to and remember.
His words had the power to take people directly to His heavenly Father. “If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.” Forgetting earthly things, their minds became fixed on everlasting truths either to their comfort or discomfort depending on the heart’s condition.
Whether their reaction was positive or they shunned His words altogether, all could not deny their power. “Never has anyone spoken like this man!”
His deeds worked in concert with His words. The words and the witness of His miracles of calming the sea, casting out demons and feeding so many on the mountain swirled around their minds to create quite a stir for godliness and reform.
Listen with your heart. Can’t you hear Jesus speak to you when you read about His mind-blowing miracles in concert with His wonderful words of power and compassion; simple but yet filled with meaning for an ongoing search. Are His words creating a stir for godliness and reform today? I believe so.