When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the market-places and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.
For days, it seems, Yeshu was still unable to take his disciples away for rest by themselves. Instead the news of his presence spread like lightning.
See! such great numbers of needy people! And out of compassion Yeshu granted the requests of all who asked.
(Was it their faith in Yeshu as the loving Saviour? or, for some, was it merely a desire they had for help? In the hope of healing many people will place their forehead against a cold stone, throw a coin into a box, or touch the hem of a garment. But a grateful response to Yeshu himself, that is what he desires from us.)