22 They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. 23 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?”
24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
25 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.
When I read this passage I was so encouraged because so many miracles that Jesus performed were complete and instant. That’s great! Except that’s not always how I see things happen when I pray.
In this passage Mark records partial (?) healing. Jesus is so relevant. He didn’t have to pray twice to heal the blind man, but I believe He was setting an example for us.
Lord, thank You for increasing our hope and faith to put our hands again and pray, when we don’t see it yet the first time around.