At one time in my life the last person on earth who I would have thought who would give his life to Christ was my father, yet for years my daughter prayed that he would be saved. She brought him to the Lord in prayer every night, "Please Lord, let Grandad become a Christian. Let him have Christian neighbours. Bring him around other Christians who love You and who will bring him to know You." She had hope, when all seemed hopeless. THAT'S WHEN THE MIRACLE HAPPENED.
For the friends of a demonised man in Matthew 9:32, it must seem like there was no hope, but they bring the man to Jesus.
NO-ONE IS BEYOND HOPE.
Why was He demonised? We don't know how he opened his life up to this extent of evil but we do know that no-one is beyond hope OF BEING HEALED BY JESUS. Jesus healed EVERY kind of disease and illness. There is nothing that Jesus cannot heal. He isn't restricted to headaches or psychosomatic sicknesses.
All it takes sometimes is for others not to give up interceding and BRINGING THEM TO JESUS. Notice he was BROUGHT BY OTHERS. He still had some friends. These bringers are related to the workers that Jesus speaks of in verse 37. "The harvest is great and the workers are few". PEOPLE WILLING TO BRING OTHERS TO JESUS ARE THE WORKERS. This man couldn't speak. Others spoke to Jesus for him.
THAT'S WHEN THE MIRACLE HAPPENED!
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