Heal our Blindness

Mark 8:22–26
 
 
The account of the healing of the blind man has great significance in Mark’s Gospel.  It comes just after a period when the disciples seem unable to understand who Jesus is, despite the miracles that they have seen, and just before the revelation given to Peter and his proclamation that Jesus is the Messiah.
 
A unique aspect of this miracle is that Jesus heals the blind man in stages; his love and patience are shown in that he does not leave him until his vision is completely restored.
 
If we have questions or doubts we can trust that Jesus wants to give us the same clarity as he gave the blind man.  If we ask him in our prayer and seek him in Scripture reading, he will reveal himself and teach us just as he taught his disciples.
 
Lord Jesus, thank you for the light that you have given me.  I know that there are many things that I do not see clearly yet; please touch my eyes every day, so that I may see more of your glory and lead others to your light.
 
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