When Jesus Spits In Your Face (Mark 8)

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.

Jesus healed people all different ways, he touched them, he asked them to do things, or he’d simply say a word, he wasn’t even present sometimes! It’s important to remember that God give us results (in this case healing) but uses different means for different people. Don’t look to how God revealed his plan to someone else, be looking for what he wants to do with you. If Jesus had spit in your face, would you find that offensive? That’s how he was healing this man at the pool of Bethsaida. He also didn’t heal him all at once, it came in waves. Don’t be so impatient with God to demand he give you everything all at once, he’s good, trust him.

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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