Thursday, July 20, 2017

To be continued - Mark 8:25

After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. (Mark 8.25)

Have you been for an eye test recently? The Lord Jesus is better than any optician. As I read through the Gospels, it is interesting to see how He uses different treatments to heal blind people. Today’s man has two eye tests. He is healed gradually not immediately.

After a first touch, the Lord gave the man a quick test. People looked like walking trees! This was better than seeing nothing at all – the Lord always improves things! But it was far from perfect! 

Was He going to leave the man like this? Certainly not! He didn’t do half-finished jobs! Like Boaz (check out Ruth 3.18) the Lord didn’t give up till He had sorted everything out. So after the Lord’s second touch, He gave the man another eye test. At last he could see clearly. If he went to the opticians he could have read all the impossibly tiny letters at the bottom!

In the same way, He has started a good work in me (check out Phil 1.6). On the day He saved me, He made me ready for heaven. Then He began to change my character to make me like Him. It’s a slow process that goes on from day by day. Sometimes God spends 1000 years of attention on a single day. Eventually He will finish His work. He will present me faultless in heaven. He’ll be joyful, I’ll be joyful, and other Christians will be joyful too! I must be patient and let the Lord work in my life. Even if the bottom line of the spiritual eye-test seems a blur at the moment, one day everything will be crystal clear!


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