“And He Saw Everything Clearly”

5 June 2021

Eddie Rowlands

“…Some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him …When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly” – Mark 8 v22-25 (NIV).

I wonder why this man was not completely healed as soon as Jesus spit on his eyes and touched him. Why did he need a second touch? On other occasions, Jesus healed blind people with a single touch, or even with just a word. But this man needed a second touch. When Jesus asked him if he could see anything, his reply was “I see people, but they look like trees walking around”. It was after the second touch that the man’s vision was completely restored, and he saw life through new eyes!

A few years ago I had a similar experience. Not entirely new eyes, nor indeed a miracle, although it felt like that! It was simply a small operation that replaced the cloudy lenses, commonly known as cataracts, in both my eyes. After a few days of healing, I was looking out on a brand new world! It took me a while to get used to the brightness and the clarity of my new vision. I could now ‘see everything clearly’.

There have been times when my view of things has not always been as sharp as it should have been. Maybe a disappointment or a discouragement has clouded my vision. It can happen to any of us; times when we don’t see everything clearly. But, the fact is that in times like that, Jesus is still there. He has not left us. Verse 25 says “Then he put his hands on his eyes again, and made him look up”. When I read that, my heart fills with praise and my feet feel like dancing! Praise Him for the times He has put his hands on my eyes again and made me look up. Yes! we can move forward together with a new touch of God on our lives and clarity of vision, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”.

Be blessed as you continue your journey with His touch on your life “seeing all things clearly”.


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