Here are a couple of the rabbits I have chased:
- Jesus and John the Baptist were relatives. John the Baptist recognized who Jesus was when they were both still embryos! Did he then have temporary amnesia while they were both growing up? Or did they hang out together at family parties discussing the future? And doesn't John the Baptist seem a bit surprised and like he doesn't even know who Jesus is? I don't get that part. But, of course, it is not important.
- The first healing in Matthew, that of the leper, appears to be someone who has no reason to know that Jesus has healed other people (and maybe he hasn't at this point). How is he so confident that Jesus can do it if He is willing?
- The second healing that is recorded in Matthew is just as interesting/amazing to me. A Roman centurion's servant is ill and he asks for Jesus's help, confident that Jesus can heal from a distance. Why does a Roman have that much faith? Why does he think this Jew can heal his servant? Is it because, as a Roman, he is used to the idea of gods walking around the earth? And, if that is the case, why does Jesus heal his servant?
Anyone else been chasing rabbits?