Jesus Used What?

Changed title so reposting…

Words Beyond Me

Spit. It’s something we usually don’t think too much about. It just hangs around in our mouths to help us digest food and get frosting off our fingers.

But when spit is not where it belongs, it is just plain yucky. Like when the kids blow spit bubbles at the dinner table. Or you wake up from a comatose nap to the realization that you have quite unattractively drooled a slimy pond on your pillow. Or you inadvertently step in a puddle of the disgusting stuff in a parking lot. Ew.

But on at least three recorded occasions, Jesus used–of all things–spit to heal. Mark describes the healing of a deaf man with a speech impediment:

They brought to Him one who was deaf and spoke with difficulty, and they implored Him to lay His hand on him. Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put…

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