I’m reading through Luke in the Passion Translation (TPT). It’s a wonderful new translation of the Bible, not yet complete, so you can only get it in bits and pieces so far. I hope the translator, Dr. Brian Simmons, is able to complete the whole Bible.
As often happens when I read a familiar passage in an unfamiliar translation different things jump out.
Today as I read the story of the feeding of the 5,000, a line in Luke 9:11 struck me.
Here it is in TPT.
But the crowds soon found out about it and took off after him. When they caught up with Jesus, he graciously welcomed them all, taught them more about the kingdom of God and healed all who were sick. - Luke 9:11 TPT.
Later in the passage we learn there were “nearly five thousand men here, with women and children besides!” (Luke 9:14 - TPT)
What a day! It’s no wonder it was getting late. He welcomed them; He taught them; He healed them all—ALL.
Wonder how many folks went away with two miracles that day. The saw the Lord Jesus multiply the loaves and fishes, which meant they went away with full bellies, but they also went away, leaving their crutches on the hillside—some seeing for the first time—others hearing the sound of their children’s laughter as they headed back to their villages.
What a day.
What a day.
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. - Hebrews 13:8 NASB
He’s still welcoming.
He’s still teaching.
He’s still healing.
See you again soon.
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