A Meditation: On Mark 8:22-26 // He Had Spit On His Eyes //
by Matheus Yuhlung
And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and when he had spit on his eyes and laid his hands on him … his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. And he sent him to his home, saying, “Do not even enter the village.” – Mark 8:22-26 (ESV)
The only times people exchange any sort of fluids (or even spit) are in the times of complete intimacy. When Christ used His saliva in the process of healing this man, I bet it symbolized His desire to have a really intimate relationship with us.
But before Christ could heal this man, he had to lead him out of the village, which interestingly was not a place where the blind man belonged; as it is evident from the last verse where Christ commanded him not to (even) enter the village again but to return home directly.
I cannot promise anyone that God will certainly heal their physical sicknesses (as this is an affair completely dependent on His will and purpose), but I can believe myself and encourage you too, that whenever we’re down spiritually, we can sure beg Him to lead us out of this whatever realm of incomprehensible sin we’re dwelling in and heal us and lead us closer to Him.
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