“I once was blind, but now I see” is the theme of this message from Mark. With very little effort, Jesus restores sight to the blind man.
The author in this Scripture reading suggests that we, just like the blind, will be able to “see” when Jesus touches us.
Yes, the blind man regained his sight when Jesus touched him.
But, what about our sightless behavior?
The Blind Man Sees – Jesus Restores Sight
And they came to Bethsaida.
And they brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him.
Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?”
And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.”
Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly.
And He sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” – Mark 8:22-26 NASB
Jesus Helps the Blind to See
As I was reading this passage, I wondered why Jesus would have to touch the blind man a second time for the healing to take place.
Couldn’t Jesus just say, “Be Healed!“, and instantly bring the man’s sight back to him?
The answer is – Absolutely!
Yes, of course Christ could just say the word, and the blind man would see. But, that doesn’t seem to be the way God works in many instances.
This relates strongly to the way we learn life lessons – and the Bible.
The first time (or the second or the third) we turn the pages of Scripture, we don’t always “see the light” either.
Sadly, we remain just as the blind man. So, we have to be exposed over and over to God’s Word before we start to “get it“.
After we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, His Spirit dwells within us.
But, it takes time to develop our spiritual maturity and understanding. We will never learn it all.
Perhaps Jesus was demonstrating to the disciples that true belief sometimes works better in small stages.
How to develop into a Better Christian
Continue to study your Bible, attend Sunday School, and God’s Word will be revealed to you more and more.
Just as the old favorite hymn says; “I once was blind, but now I see.“, so will we!
Good things sometimes take time. d:-)
Love in Christ
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