In Luke 8, Jesus begins with the Parable of the Sower. He then tells the stories of the Lamp on a Stand, of Jesus’ Mother and Brothers, of Jesus Calming the Storm, of The Healing of a Demon, Possessed Ma,n and A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman. All of these stories and parables continue to show Jesus’s mission and effect on the people he spoke to and healed. Luke 9 shows Jesus sending out the 12 disciples to cure people of demonic influence and disease.
Then comes the story where he feeds five thousand people with five loaves of bread and two fish. Peter then states that Jesus is The Messiah and Jesus goes on to predict his death and heals a boy that was possessed. In Luke 10, Jesus sends out seventy-two followers to tell the lands that the kingdom of God is near. He tells the Parable of The Good Samaritan and then Jesus and the disciples go to Mary and Martha’s home.
In Luke 22 The Last Supper takes place and Judas betrays Jesus. Then, Jesus prays on the Mount Olives and Peter disowns Jesus. After, Jesus is mocked by the guards, is arrested, and presents himself to the Pilate of Herod. Luke 23 states the Crucifixion, death, and burial of Jesus Christ. John begins by stating that Jesus is the word because God spread his word on the earth through his Son, Jesus. John the Baptist was the one who prepared everything for Jesus so that Jesus could build upon what John had started.
Though John was an effective communicator and leader, he denied himself as the Savior and gave it all to Jesus. John 3 shows Jesus teaching the Nicodemus the Pharisee and John gives his testimony about Jesus. In John 4, Jesus speaks with the Samaritan woman and he also heals the official’s son.
From this chapter I came up with one question, which is “what is the symbolism between Jesus washing the feet of His disciples?” I came up with this question because Jesus being who He is could have washed the eyes of His disciples and that too could have represented something significant. This was a way for Jesus to humble himself and show that even though he is a special man He is for the people. We should look at this as a symbol of what Jesus wants us to do. Jesus wants His people to go around and wash the feet of everyone, to make them Christians.
Some thing that came to me while I was reading was how much doubt and backlash Jesus received; I honestly can’t even try to imagine what he went through. I know that this stuck out to me because I doubt him. I doubt what his plans are for me, why I go through certain things, and where he’s at sometimes. I doubt the power that he has over my life a lot and reading all of this makes me want to rethink every time I have doubted him.
After all of those times that he was doubted, even by his closest friends, he still performed miracles beyond belief and proved that he was the son of God.