A group of people had led this man to Jesus and then we read in Mark 8:23:
And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Do you see anything?”
This man had become accustomed to being led around to get where he needed to go. This required great trust in others. This day he would be led by none other than the perfect Son of God. That’s not a bad person to trust to lead you appropriately.
It is a blessing when we are led by the right people and the right thoughts and emotions. It can be a curse when the wrong things lead us. A bad person could have taken the blind man by the hand and led him to a quiet alley to rob him. We all have areas of our lives where we must trust in the leadership of something or someone we don’t fully know or can’t fully see. We can call those areas blind spots. Can you think of any that you have?
A practical example for me is plumbing. I don’t know squat about plumbing. I have plumbing issues in my home and must trust a plumber to lead me along in the way he deems is right. However, there are things much more important than plumbing. A person can be led along in their social and spiritual lives. Do you have any blind spots in your life? Have you trusted in something or someone to lead you that have brought you in the wrong way. Are there areas you need to ask God Almighty to take you by the hand and lead you for the first time?
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