Good Life Journal - Mark 8

Scripture :

Mark 8:24-25
He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.

Observation:

Jesus heals the blind man in a unique way. Instead of just speaking sight over him, or touching him, Jesus uses spit and dirt. It doesn’t fully work the first time, so he does it again and the man can see.

Application:

I love this story. It is so easy to assume God works in a certain way. However, He doesn’t always do the same thing in different people’s lives. His movement and healing is unique. Jesus didn’t need spit or mud to heal, yet he used it. A few things...

-Jesus heals in different ways to ensure we don’t worship or trust in a process, but rather trust in Him.

-Just because Jesus moves differently in someone else life, it doesn’t mean their healing is better or worse. The most important thing is that we both have been healed. I must focus on the end result and not the process used.

-Healing is a process sometimes. It didn’t fully work the first time. This isn’t an indictment on Jesus healing power as much as it is an example of how sometimes healing is a process in some people. I must have patience in my life and in the life of others if healing/growth/change/faith doesn’t “take” the first time.

Prayer:

I love this story. Thank you for making it clear that you heal the way you want and however you do it is up to you. Lord heal our city. Use any process you want. We trust you and not in a specific process.