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Healing a Blind Man at Bethsaida
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
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.
Some people brought the man to Jesus
Jesus took him aside in private
He spit and touched what needed healing
He seemed to imply in both not to advertise their healing to the multitudes
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
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