Here's what's on my desk-
a painting that's not finished yet,
and nice things from last night's
My sister Tina had a game
where we could choose gifts.
Isn't that great?
We had so much fun!
Here's another painting
that I have yet to decide whether
it's finished or not.
This one is finished.
I like it already!
But the one below though!
It definitely needs some tweaking!
"Then a second time, Jesus laid hands on his eyes..." Mark 8:25
Most of us have the idea that when Jesus healed, He did so instantly. Here Jesus shows us a different way. When He and His disciples reached Bethsaida, a blind man was brought to Him for healing. Jesus took the man's hand, led him outside the village, and laid hands on him. "Can you see anything?" He asked.
"I can see people but they look like trees!" Then Jesus laid His hand on him again, a second time, and the man was blind no more. Doesn't this clearly show us how God works in our life? Sometimes we get so impatient when we pray. We want instant answers, instant results, but what happens here clearly shows us that sometimes, maybe most often, God works in His time. He wants to take us by the hand, to lead us, where we can be with Him, just the two of us. There He will minister to us, helping our faith to grow.
Imagine if the blind man pulled away as we sometimes do? No, Jesus, I don't want Your way! God, take Your hands off my life! I want to do things my way! Can the miracle we want happen?
Lord, may I follow where You lead. May I trust in You even when the answers are slow in coming. May I not lose hope. May I learn all You want to teach me!