God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Can You See Anything?

They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. 23He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, ‘Can you see anything?’ 24And the man looked up and said, ‘I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.’ 25Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he looked intently and his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26Then he sent him away to his home, saying, ‘Do not even go into the village.’ Mark 8:22-26
can you see anything?
Jesus just fed 5000+ people in Israel
Jesus just fed 4000 + people in gentile territory
the pharisees demand a sign
he literally has just given them sign upon sign
healing the crowds who come to them
feeding the crowds that follow them
signs are right there to be seen
so the disciples are in the boat and arguing a bout not having any bread
Jesus literally just fed 4000+ people
yet they argue over bread

can you see anything?
Jesus takes them through what he has just done and asks
do you not understand
to drive the point home

people brought the blind man to be healed
they begged Jesus to heal him
Jesus takes him by the hand and leads him
he puts saliva on his eyes
he touched him
he asked can you see anything
the man says I can see trees walking
Jesus touches him again
he look intently at the man
the man now could see clearly
his sight was restores

can you see anything?
Jesus heals generously, compassionately, without qualifications
but are we the one's being asked can we see
      the ACA saved my grandson's life- stage 4 lymphoma
      receive my daily bipolar meds and monthly appointments for mental health
      ruptured appendix
      help with my eating disorder
      need lifelong help with multi systemic issues
     autistic child's treatment
     breast cancer survivor

can we see anything?
    a pregnancy would kill me
    cancer scare
    heart surgery
    high blood pressure
   seizure disorder
    brain tumor

can you see anything?
Jesus has just done things beyond our explanation
he fed people
he healed people
he has given us the task to do the same
so when we look around
do we see that some people have health issues that requires help
will we help them
will we ask for everyone to receive healing

can you see anything?


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