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Healing a Blind Man at Bethsaida

Mark 8:22

Mk 8:22-26  (web)
He came to Bethsaida. They brought a blind man to him, and begged him to touch him.
He took hold of the blind man by the hand, and brought him out of the village.
When he had spit on his eyes, and laid his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything.
He looked up, and said, "I see men; for I see them like trees walking."
Then again he laid his hands on his eyes.
He looked intently, and was restored, and saw everyone clearly.
He sent him away to his house, saying,
"Donít enter into the village, nor tell anyone in the village."

What does this reveal about Jesus?

He can heal the blind with a touch.

Notes & Applications:

There are similar characteristics between this healing and that of the previous one of the deaf mute in Mark 7:31-37. In both cases:

What's unique here is that initially the healing was partial.

If we don't spend enough time alone with Jesus away from the crowd, our healing may not be complete.Though we won't be blind, we may end up with a blurred vision, seeing people not for what they are, but as merely "trees" walking around. Do you see clearly? If not then perhaps you need to suffer the humiliation of having Jesus spit in your eye. Then you will see clearly.

The Berean Christian Bible Study Resources Aug 15,2020