Mark 8:22–23: “Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. And taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes, and laying His hands upon him, He asked him, ‘Do you see anything?'”

November 2nd, 2018 by Pastor Ed in devotional

Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him away from the crowd in order to have time alone with him. This gives us a caring picture of the Master as He personally took the man by the hand and directed him around obstacles in the path, telling him where to place his foot and where not to step. This should make us think of our own walk with the Lord. Encapsulated in this healing story is a beautiful analogy to the very personal involvement of our Savior in every single human life that comes to Him. These details are meant to remind us that Jesus desires to take time with us as individuals, just as He took time with the blind man.

Jesus then did something unexpected; He spit on the blind man’s eyes and laid His hands upon him. God’s methods challenge any idea of a predictable formula. Jesus did not treat this blind man exactly as He had treated other blind people, like Bartimaeus (Mark 10:46–52). God sees the details of each of our lives and custom tailors a perfect response fitted to our believing prayer. How personal and loving is our Lord.

“LORD, we are embarrassed by Your grace, mercy, and goodness extended to us. Father, You know our need before we ask, so we surrender to Your loving solution for our lives this day.”