prevent the people from crushing him. He healed so many, that all who had diseases kept pressing toward him to touch him.
Even the people who had evil spirits, whenever they saw him, they would fall down before him and cry out, “You are the Son of God.”
But he warned them sternly not to tell anyone who he was.
Jonathan is a gem of a person who needs to be rediscovered
for our times. He was the son of the King. If he had harboured
thoughts of becoming the next king, no one would have
blamed him. Thus, David’s popularity should have been
all the more threatening to Jonathan’s own future than to
the present of his dad, Saul. But we find Jonathan delighting in
the victory of David, recognizing the evil in his father’s heart, and
defending David before Saul. There is no envy, no jealousy,
no selfishness; Only pure love, friendship, and delightful justice
and fairness. If Jesus were to meet him on earth, he would
have said – as he observed when he saw Nathanael: “Here is
a true human being in whom there is no malice.” Blessed are the
pure of heart, for in them we shall see God.
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