Mark 8:22-26 (NIV), (Cor. 12: 1-11)
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. Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the village.”
Give Sight to the Blind
To really understand and see
what God wants us to do and know,
completely open we must be
to Holy Spirit’s steady flow.
We cannot choose just certain days
to give God homage, praise, and fear,
not but a certain time or place.
The great “I AM” is always near.
In loving wisdom and His care
His touch is on us twice or more;
so step by step we are aware:
Our sight is better than before.
I ask the Lord: Let always be
Your touch on us to such degree
that with your loving remedy
all of us, may we “clearly” see.
Almighty God, in Your great love and mercy, touch us as often as is necessary that
we will fully serve your purpose, with our whole heart and mind and all the talent you bestowed on us. May your Holy Spirit fill us so that we follow His promptings. Let our eyes “see,” our ears “hear,” our soul recognize. So that when we come before you, you may say to us: Welcome, my good and faithful servant.