This song has been in my head all week long: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pij1VWgnpY …the part that stood out to me is the benefits of ‘seeing clearly’. Of those, one is that the singer could ‘see all obstacles in his way’. As I write this I am staring at a chair that was in my way moments ago when I awoke and walked (in the dark) into the kitchen. I couldn’t see it because there were no lights on and my sight was very limited. Just like in our Bible text this week - http://www.esvbible.org/Mark%208%3A22-26/ - where this man went from having no sight to having poor sight. Once Jesus touched him a second time he could see clearly:
Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” Mark 8:25-26 ESV
Clear sight would be very important for the man considering Jesus ‘sent him home’. Before his healing, nobody would have thought to just ‘send him home’. They would lead him by the hand. Why? They would do this as an act of care to keep him from tripping over obstacles or getting lost. The man was restored and could have independence from the others whom he had relied on for help. Yet, he would now be dependent upon the healing given to him by God. Have you ever ran into an obstacle you couldn’t see? How might spiritual obstacles effect your life? Thinking about spiritual obstacles, what does that say about any spiritual blind spots you may have?
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