In Matthew 8:16 we read the following: “That evening they brought to him
many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.”
If we were to read this passage in isolation from the other Gospels, the term
“evening” would appear to be nothing more than an incidental fact. It was
evening when the sick were brought to Jesus. Simple as that.
But when we look at the parallel passage in Mark 1:21-32, we receive an
interesting little tidbit that sheds light on why they came in the evening.