St. John's Lutheran
What is "Fuzzy" in Your Life?
Mark 8:22-26 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Heals a Blind Man at Bethsaida 22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” 24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” 25 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. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into[a] the village.”
Monday - February 15
Yesterday was the holiday (“Holy Day”) in the Christian calendar known as “Transfiguration Sunday.” However, the importance of the transfiguration requires looking at what happened right before in Mark’s Gospel. In Mark 8:22-26, Jesus did something really unusual. A group of people brought a blind man to Jesus and asked for a healing touch. Jesus made mud with his spit and rubbed it on the man’s eyes. You might expect the man to be fully healed, right? You would be wrong! He is only half-healed. He sees so poorly that people look like moving trees. So Jesus did it again. That time it worked completely. Jesus did not screw up the miracle the first time. He was using the miracle to teach us! We will not always understand what God is doing right away. What in your life is “fuzzy” and does not make sense? Do you trust that God still loves you and is at work in your life?