Reflecting on God’s Word . . .

Mark 8:22-26 NLT


When they arrived at Bethsaida, some people brought a blind man to Jesus, and they begged him to touch the man and heal him. Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. Then, spitting on the man’s eyes, he laid his hands on him and asked, “Can you see anything now?” The man looked around. “Yes,” he said, “I see people, but I can’t see them very clearly. They look like trees walking around.” Then Jesus placed his hands on the man’s eyes again, and his eyes were opened. His sight was completely restored, and he could see everything clearly. Jesus sent him away, saying, “Don’t go back into the village on your way home.”

Reflection . . .

What an interesting way Jesus heals this man!

It might see unusual that Jesus used his own spit as part of the process of healing this man, but after Jesus places his hands on him, he is completely restored. Then Jesus tells him not to go back into the village on his way home. Perhaps because of the unbelief of the people there, perhaps yet again he didn’t want his fame spreading so much.

At any rate, we often see Jesus doing things in a way that we might question. Certainly the leaders of the day opposed him, his way of teaching and certainly his healing practices.

When it all comes down to it, the question we need to always ask ourselves is this,

“Are we placing our faith in Jesus completely despite what might seem ‘questionable’?”

God’s methods are not ours, his ways are so much higher than ours, his wisdom is beyond our comprehension. Let’s put our faith and trust in him completely and not try to figure it all out. It’s like love, it’s so complicated that we’ll never be able to understand how it works.