Today’s message dealt with a passage from Mark 22-25 about a blind man who was taken to Jesus to be healed. The speaker pointed out that the first thing Jesus choose to do was to take the blind man out of the town. No doubt the town was a place of familiarity to him. In their own environment, most blind people can successfully maneuver around because they’ve learned where everything is located. Next Jesus does another rather strange thing, He spits on the man’s eye and lays His hand on him and asks a questions. Can you see anything? What the man reported he seen was not accurate so Jesus touched his eyes again. With the second touch came clear vision.
As I reflect back on today’s lesson, I can’t help but ponder and look through the file cabinet of mind and ask God what areas in my life have I been seeing men as trees. Men aren’t trees and trees don’t walk. So if what I see is distorted, my reactions to the situation, person, event will be inaccurate and inappropriate.
Father take me beyond the place of familiarity and comfort. Touch my eyes again that I may see things clearly. I don’t want to operate from a false view of myself or others. Help me to see things as they really are and not through tinted glasses stained by old hurts, wounds, and bad experiences. Yes, Lord I do see something but what I see doesn’t line up with your Words says so touch my eyes again. Only you can restore sight.