22 Jesus and his disciples came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged him to touch and heal him. 23 Taking the blind man’s hand, Jesus led him out of the village. After spitting on his eyes and laying his hands on the man, he asked him, “Do you see anything?” 24 The man looked up and said, “I see people. They look like trees, only they are walking around.” 25 Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again. He looked with his eyes wide open, his sight was restored, and he could see everything clearly. 26 Then Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t go into the village!” (Mark 8:22-26, CEB)
Ok. What is the point of this?
I mean we know Jesus can heal, but why this story where Jesus spits on the blind man, but doesn’t get it all the way the first time and has to go in for the second try?
Why didn’t it work the first time?
Did his spit not cover the man’s eyes?
Did the man not believe it would work?
Were his eyes not opened all the way?
Because it says Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, He looked with his eyes wide open and his sight was restored.
Jesus can always heal us. It doesn’t matter whether we believe that or not.
Jesus heals us. maybe not how we want to be healed, but how God needs us to be healed.
Loving People. Loving God.