Jesus made this request just after he restored the sight of two blind men. He also made a similar statement upon raising a young girl from the dead (Luke 8:56).Why? Why did he make such statements to the blind men and to the family of the young girl?Was he just being humble? Was he doing reverse psychology on them hoping that they’d run off and share the astounding news anyway? Was he truly hoping that no one would find out so that he could get some rest and not have to heal every time he saw a sick person?I mean, if this were today and Jesus was walking the earth healing folks and bringing dead people back to life, don’t you know it would be plastered not only all over the local and national news, but also on Facebook and Twitter. I can just see the tweet on Twitter now:
Jesus, son of God, spotted raising young girl from the dead in Jerusalem. He demanded they keep it quiet & not tell a soul? Please re-tweet.
(In 140 characters, of course.)
I’m sure there are commentaries out there that give suggestions to my questions. I know there are some really smart men and women out there who probably have a good idea.What do you think?Why did Jesus want them to keep quiet?