“And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything” And he looked up and said, I see people, but they look like trees, walking. Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village”. (Mark 8:22-26)
Our Souls are fed with the spiritual food of the Word and these verses served full courses.
Oh beloved, but to have someone begging on your behalf, for there is a deep desire, a deep care, a brotherly love to have this man made well. Yes, they had a deeper interest in this man’s condition. They personally brought him to the attention of Jesus, and they “begged” that he be healed. The precious intercession, bringing the blind to Jesus, and no matter, if they merely see the physical blindness in this man, for Jesus will always have the deep inner healing of spiritual intentions.
Imagine, this man being led away, taken by his hand, by our Savior. He is being taken away from the village, to a place of solitude where Jesus knows his cure.
The Saviors spittle, the purifying water, the healing salve, the saliva of salvation, in the eyes of the blind man, and the laying of his precious hands,
And Jesus asked him, “Do you see anything?”
and the man’s reply is rich
for often when we are so blinded that
we cannot see ~ the forest for the trees ~
in our walk
for he is but a Babe beginning to see through a sight of clear distortions
of the people ~not fully rooted
resembling “men like trees walking,”
not firmly planted ~
for we sometimes need more than one healing of the precious hands
and always the constant touch of our Lord.
A tree firmly planted without the loose roots of walking trees. ~ Amen :Y