June 24, 2009

Can You See Me Now?

When looking for evidence of an answered prayer, we only have our expectations to use as a template for how God has responded to us. But God isn’t limited in the slightest by our expectations or previous experiences – He is a God of unlimited possibilities.

The people brought a blind man to Jesus and begged Him to touch the man. Maybe they were thinking of the woman who was healed simply by touching His cloak (Mark 5:25-34Mark 5:25-34
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25 A certain woman, who had an issue of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better, but rather grew worse, 27 having heard the things concerning Jesus, came up behind him in the crowd, and touched his clothes. 28 For she said, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be made well.” 29 Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30 Immediately Jesus, perceiving in himself that the power had gone out from him, turned around in the crowd, and asked, “Who touched my clothes?” 31 His disciples said to him, “You see the multitude pressing against you, and you say, ‘Who touched me?’” 32 He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease.”

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). They had a template. But Jesus had a different plan for this man. Taking him by the hand and leading him away from the crowd, Jesus spat in the man’s eyes! Well, that’s a new one! Jesus then put His hands on the man and asked if he saw anything. The blind man’s vision had been restored but was blurred – he certainly didn’t expect Jesus to spit in his eyes. However, Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes again – now he saw clearly.

When God does what we expect in our lives we often don’t see it because it’s… unexpected, sometimes invisible to us because our eyes are focused elsewhere, and we miss it entirely. Only by “blind faith” can we see God working in our lives. Read, study His Word and see clearly how it is manifested in your own life. Believe God’s Word and you’ll soon see the invisible.