Mark Day 23
Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26 And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” Mark 8:25-26
We need to see clearly. We don’t need to see clearly to live under the rule and rulers of life, but we need to see clearly to live in the revelation of God. To live by the rules, we don’t have to understand the reason for the rules. But to rule over our own life, we need to see clearly. To see clearly, we need the continued touch of Jesus on our eyes. Where there is no or little understanding we need to continue to let Jesus touch our eyes. You see, not only do we need to get past the rules and rulers of this world but we need to get past the recognition of our own minds. The disciples could not understand the situation involving the bread and the message Jesus was speaking to them. They couldn’t recognize what Jesus was saying and doing. They could not understand. Then Jesus heals the blind man. After the first prayer, the man sees people as trees; it’s all a blur. After the second prayer, the man sees clearly. What was happening to the blind man was what was happening in the disciples. Then Jesus told the healed man to go home and not to the village. Why go back to the rules, reasons, and rules of this world when God has given you the right to see clearly. The disciples, like us, will continue to let Jesus change our recognition of what’s real, right, and revelation.