TODAY’S MEDITATION – Jesus still heals… but are we approaching Him the way we should? (Mark 8:22-26)

In these verses, we read that Jesus had to touch the blind man a second time before he could see again. Does it mean that this miracle was too difficult to Jesus? My brother, my sister, the answer is definitely “NO”. First let’s read verses 22-23: “some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village.” My friend, here, Jesus takes the man away from the crowd, where there is no one to see him performing this miracle! What does it mean for us? Simply that for the Lord to act, we don’t need dramatic scenes like those we sometimes see in today’s churches! Jesus withdrew from people, and when He healed this man, He added “Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the village” (verse 26). This also gives meaning to why the Lord is asking us this “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you” (Matthew 6:6). Sometimes, we ourselves make a show of our needs, by spreading it around as a breaking news, instead of seeking the Lord in secret and wait for Him patiently! What should me learn from this miracle, my friend? First of all, Jesus is trying to show us that we should not make a show of spiritual matters. He wants us to intercede for the others in Spirit and in Truth, not in a way to make onlookers flabbergasted. Yes, He still heals, but sometimes the way we approach Him for healing hinders Him from performing miracles, as this way could make people focus on the performer rather on Christ. Secondly, Jesus is teaching us that some healing would be gradual rather than instantaneous or to demonstrate that spiritual truth is not always perceived clearly at first. My friend, after restoring this man’s sight, he told him to go straight home, just because He did not want people discussing about this miracle right there and focus on the miracle itself… People knew this man was blind, and sooner or later, they would see him seeing and therefore seek the one who healed him. Yes, let’s learn to humble ourselves to allow Jesus to do what He wants to do in our lives: healing us spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, etc. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]