This is another miracle we only find in the book of Mark. Much of it follows what we have seen before. Parts of it, are quite odd.
A new town:
Although people, the multitudes, found Him, wherever He went. He still needed to travel, from town to town.
Why? Not everyone who had needs, could make it to where He was.
I hear people complain of todays evangelists, and faith healers, needing private jets.
If Jesus needed to be alone, and had to borrow boats, from followers, (for His travels), do not todays preachers, who travel much further, and reach many more, need the same.
They brought and besought Him:
Wherever Jesus is present, and allowed to work, (within us, or our Churches), believers will seek Him out and bring the hurting, whether the hurt is physical, spiritual or mental. Jesus, will heal all.
That is why it is the gifts of healing. We need the gifts of Faith and Words of Knowledge and Wisdom, to know how to pray, what to do, to help those in need.
He took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of town:
He needed to be apart from the unbelieving, even if they were believers. We need to do that today. Many believers, do not believe Jesus heals today. They accept being Powerless, while Jesus told us to go forth in Power.
He said, we would minister in Power and the Holy Spirit. It is up to us, to learn to ask for and use the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Some think, we automatically know what and how to walk in the Spirit. Not true. We must practice, pray, then obey, if we expect to take up His Yoke, and find His Rest.
Now, something happens:
This was a blind man.
“He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked him if he saw ought.”
We see Him spit in Chapter 7 also, again a man deaf and dumb. He spit, and touched his tongue. He, immediately, spoke and heard.
This blind man wasn’t immediately healed. Jesus laid hands on him twice. The first time, he saw, but not well. (Saw men as trees).
The second time, Jesus had him look up, and he was totaly healed. Again, I have no idea why He spit.
We must look up to the source of our faith, and walk in it.
It is interesting though, earlier, when His Disciples had forgotten to bring bread. He asked them three questions.
Do you not see? Do you not hear? Do you not remember?
He had just feed Four Thousand, with a few loaves of bread and fish.
Did they not see, hear or remember, God is able to supply all our needs, according to his riches in glory?
“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.
And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”
Lord, help us to see, hear and remember, that You alone are our source. Amen