Again we see Jesus doing amazing things. I can hardly imagine what it must have been liked to see the mute speaking and many being miraculously healed. And I can't imagine religious leaders saying that Jesus did these things using demonic powers.. unless I remember that religious people still question miracles today. It seems like they forget what the gospel (or good news) of the kingdom is. Here it is in Jesus' own words:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”The passage tells us that Jesus saw multitudes of sheep needing a shepherd. He saw a large spiritual harvest in needed of spiritual farmers to care for the crops. He sees all of this and his heart breaks for people in need. His response is compassion. The response of the religious leaders is indifference and name calling. Maybe those responses are ones that truly delineate the authenticity of religious leaders.
Please have compassion Lord. Please send out authentic spiritual shepherds and farmers to care for wounded sheep and bruised crops. Please raise up spiritual laborers.