A short devotional reading of Mark 6:53-56
They landed in Gennesaret – on the NW side of Sea of Galilee, just south of Capernaum.
This is the historic land allocation of the Tribe of Naphtali.
In Deuteronomy (33:23), the blessing of Moses to this tribe reads:
“And of Naphtali he said, ‘O Naphtali, sated/abounding with favour, and full of the blessing of the Lord, possess the lake/west and the south.’”
With this immense blessing, it is no wonder Gennesaret means: Garden of the Prince.
The Garden recalls the fullness of Eden, sated with favour, full of blessing.
The Prince calls for the Messiah, the Saviour, the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
This is a place where the King rules in fullness of majesty, possessing the earth in fullness of blessing.
So Jesus goes to Gennesaret.Continue reading “Touching the Hem”