Sunday, October 28, 2018

Who is Jesus chapter 34b Jesus spits - - this time on a Blind man.




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I See people like trees walking - - touch me again, Jesus


Who is Jesus chapter 34b  Jesus spits - - this time on a Blind man.

During the ministry of Jesus, he healed all kinds of diseases, including deafness and blindness.  We remember the happening of the man born blind, who was healed on the Sabbath day.  On that day, Jesus spit and made mud rubbing it on his eyes.  I wonder if he was simply creating new eye balls and putting them into the man's eyes.  Anyway, religious leaders after questioning the now healed man, cast him out of the synagogue for believing on Jesus.  His parents were afraid they too might be cast out, but they did admit to the leaders that this was their son who was born blind and now he can see.

Mark's gospel, chapter 8 tells the story of another blind man healed by Jesus.  At Bethsaida some people brought to Jesus a blind man and begged him to touch him.  For some reason, Jesus wanted privacy, so he took this blind man by the hand and led him out of the village away from the crowd.   

And when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?”  The man looked up and said, “I see people, but they look like trees, walking.”    Then Jesus  laid his hands on his eyes again; and when he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.   And Jesus sent him to his home, saying, “Go straight home, and do not even enter the village.”

Mark's gospel, chapter 10 tells of a blind beggar that Jesus healed:
A few days later, As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd was following them, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.  And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and yell loudly, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  

Now those standing near the blind beggar scolded him, telling him to be quiet.  But he paid no attention to them and cried out all the more, and this time even louder - - “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”    Jesus heard him and stopped in his tracks and said, “Call him to come to me.” 

And so they called the blind man, saying to him, “This is your lucky day.  Get up; because Jesus is calling you.”   And throwing off his blanket, he jumped up and came to Jesus.  

And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Jesus knew what he wanted, but it was important for the man to tell Jesus what it was he needed.)   

The blind man said to him, “Rabbi, that I might recover my sight.”  And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately his sight returned to him and he followed Jesus.

Today my friend, Jesus is calling you; Jesus is saying, "Come to me, what is it you want me to do for you?"  Although I don't believe in lucky days, but I do believe in Blessed days, and today can be your day of blessing when you come to Jesus and lay out your life before Him. Just tell Him like it is.  

Often we are blinded to the truth and all it takes is for God's light to shine in our hearts and reveal to us the reality of Jesus being the one who can bring you into the family of God and cause you to become his child.  By His Holy Spirit, he sets up His kingdom in the hearts of believers.  

Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah?  You can ask him to open your eyes to see all that He desires you to be.  It is as simple as saying;  "Here I am Lord Jesus, I come to you now, open my eyes so that I may see all you have for me."




1 comment:

Floyd Chaplin said...

I so enjoy these Bible stories...