22They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” 24And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.” 25Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26Then he sent him away to his home, saying, “Do not even go into the village.” (Mark 8:22-26, NRSV)
My first question from this reading is how did this man know what trees look like?
Well, the reading doesn’t say he was blind from birth, so he could have gone blind. But isn’t it interesting he said the people look like trees?
I actually understand what he is saying because, without my glasses, people can be blurry and tree-like. But Jesus touched him again and healed him completely.
And Jesus sometimes does this for us, heals us with a touch from a friend, or partly gets us there and then sends in others to complete the work. You see we are all part of the plan of His kingdom.
So allow God to work in and through you.