I’ve been busy living life and trying to pass tests for a new trial… here is an oldie but goodie…
Warning. This is a preachy one.
But it’s a good one. So stick with me.
Last night I was flipping through the channels around 7:30. I came across a minister who was on fire preaching about Mark 8:22 when Jesus healed a blind man. I was captivated by his theatrics and words. I even grabbed my bible to take notes.
(Rob was like, “WHAT are you watching?”
“Just go with it…”)
There were actually 3 touches used to heal this man. The first was when Jesus took him by the hand and led him out of the town, Bethsaida, where had had fed the five thousand.
Why did he take him out of town? The man on tv said that you can have the greatest seed in the whole world, but if you plant it in poor soil, it won’t grow. That struck a chord. We are all made perfectly. It’s how we are raised, or our environment, or our current situations, that makes us flourish or whither. I was in a bad state before getting diagnosed. I was angry, unforgiving, not eating well, running around at a million miles per hour. I’m still in the same physical place, but spiritually I’ve shifted and moved. My seed can now grow and heal.
Then Jesus spit in the mind man’s eyes, touched the blind man again and said, “Can you see anything now?”
The blind man was honest. He said, “Yes, I see people, but I can’t see them clearly. They look like trees walking around.” That took courage. Here he was, away from everyone, with a man everyone said healed and performed miracles. When it was done to him, he essentially said, “Ehhhh, it’s not your greatest work”.
I’m better than I was, but I’m not what I’m going to be.
A lot of us are there. We want to be better. But we aren’t there yet. We are seeing how to be better, but it’s still blurry.
The story had a happy ending. Jesus touched him a third time. (3). The mans sight was completely restored. Jesus sent him away and said, “Don’t go back into the village on your way home.” That’s so important. Why would you move your healthy growing seed back to the poor soil? Why, after doing so well on diets, do people go back to poor habits?
Once you move, keep moving. That’s why I tell people I can’t go back to the way I was. I can’t go back to a million miles an hour, eating crap, drinking wine like its water. My vision is getting clearer.
Ask yourself, are you living in the blur?
If so, keep moving. It will get clearer.
I once was lost, but now I’m found.
Was blind, but now I see.
I am cured
I am cured
I am cured
In Jesus’s name, amen.