Week 7, Thursday, Mark 8:22-26

 Mark Devotions

by, Rev. Sunil Balasundaram

Go to Mark 8:22-26

[Please do read the passage before (or after) reading the devotion.]


Here’s another miracle; Jesus heals a blind man. But notice a pattern: some (nameless) people bring the man to Jesus. They beg Jesus. They want him to touch him. Jesus first uses spit on the blind man’s eyes, then touches him. Are we people that bring others that are in need to Jesus – by word, by action, in prayer? How urgent is our plea to him for them? Do we really believe that all it takes is His touch to transform? The unique thing about this miracle though is that it took a second touch from Jesus for the man to fully see. I wonder, do we too need that “second touch” of Jesus to bring wholeness in our lives?


Prayer: Lord Jesus I can become dangerously comfortable with knowing you just enough that enables me to see only partially. It’s safer, because I can deal with you in generalities. But you singled me out in my circumstance and showed your gentle touch of love in my life. Touch me again Lord, because with each touch you get clearer, and I get closer to you. And yes, with my new vision I can see Your Purpose for me, and see you clearly enough that I may follow you. Amen.

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