And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.24 ¶ And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.25 ¶ After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.
Can you imagine the Holy One spitting on you?
It wasn’t like we think of it.
It wasn’t derogatory.
The spit was from Jesus.
From His Mouth.
Why was this necessary?
Well, I perceive that this man needed a little more than just a Word.
Not that Jesus Word wasn’t powerful, but this man’s Faith was near depleted.
He had to be led by Jesus, out of town.
There was so much unbelief that had saturated this man’s thinking, that Jesus saw the spark of Faith and dealt with him accordingly.
His miracle was progressive.
I was thinking of this as I read a verse from Psalm 91 this morning.
It was a staple to me in the beginning of the summer as we had taken on two more kids.
Now the kids are back with their family, but the verse is still prominent in my heart for another situation.
Seeing men as trees….
We got so far, and it was good.
But Jesus doesn’t want us to settle for good.
Not when He’s God!
Good and God are not always the same.
Remember Him saying, “my ways are HIGHER than your ways and my thoughts HIGHER than your thoughts.”?
We have good intentions,
But God has COMPLETE RESTORATION in mind.
I want you to notice something wedged in this passage:
After He put His hands on Him AGAIN…
Oh thank you Jesus, you stick with me…
Then He told him to look up!
Sometimes if we’ve been going around and around a situation,
It’s time to quit looking around,
And look Up.
He is our Healer.
He is our Provision.
He is our Peace.
Once we look up, To Him, we will see clearly and our life will become fully restored.