Monday, October 19: He saw everything clearly

Read Mark 8:22-25


Read Mark 8:22-25

They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man's eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, "Do you see anything?"

He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."

Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.


Consider the miracle of the man's restored sight. What was the significance of Jesus putting his hands on the man twice? Was Jesus correcting the man's fuzzy vision to 20/20 or changing the way he actually interpreted the world and the people in it?


Lord, we get to choose today how we will look at the world and the people in it—through your spotless, grace-filled lens or through our own clouded and distorted lens. Thank you for being a God who restores spiritual sight. We need your touch to see others as you do. Amen.


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