Do You See Anything?

You might expect this question to come from a father to his young son on a hunting trip.  Or you might expect this question from one undercover officer to another staking out a house or business.  You might even expect to hear this question to come from an Ophthalmologist, but you would never expect to hear it come from Christ after laying hands on a blind man to restore his vision.  This same question needs to be asked every child of God who believes they live in the last days, “Do you see anything?”  Unfortunately followers of Christ have become like the blind man once touched by the hands of Jesus.  He said,

And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”  Mark 8:24

This response after being touched by the One who gives sight to the blind ought to make us ask our own questions.  Did Jesus not have the power the first time to give the man his sight?  Was something wrong with the man’s faith?  Why did Jesus take the man by the hand and lead him out of town?  Was this a failure on Jesus’ part?  Does Jesus heal only halfway sometimes?  Well, here’s the answer.  Jesus had the power and the man’s faith was fine, but this partial healing was for our benefit.  What that means is that this question is for you and me, “Do you see anything?”  What that means is that our vision can be improve significantly with another touch from God, and it says, “Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up.  And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.”  V. 25

Let me ask you, do you see everyone clearly?  Do you see some people as of more importance than others?  Do you see people based on the color of their skin or the clothes on their bodies?  Do you see people based on their economic status or based on their titles?  Two times it says in the passage, “And he looked up.”  The way God wants us to see people is not by looking down on them, but with eyes of humility looking up to them.  It could be that we all need another touch from God so we might see everyone clearly.  

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