Jesus Begins to Preach
 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison, he returned to Galilee.  Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali—  to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah:  “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the way to the sea, along the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—  the people living in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.”  From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Jesus Heals the Sick
 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed, and he healed them.  Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
I'm struck by the immensity of Jesus' journeying and ministry this morning; he went from almost nothing to preaching to huge crowds and healing the sick of all forms.
Today I'm hearing "feel the fear but do it anyway; just go ahead and do my work".
Jesus you have inspired me today to go out and share your word and do your work; give me the skills and courage to follow through. Amen.