Why did He do that?
As you may know, I love sharing what I learn on my journey as I develop a closer relationship with God. This one was a big Aha! for me. I knew Jesus healed many people in many ways. The revelation for me, which I’m sure many others have understood, was that Jesus healed in different ways each time. Jesus healed four blind men in three different ways.
- Matthew 9:27 – Jesus touched two blind men’s eyes.
- Mark 8:22 – Jesus wiped spit on his own eyes and touched them and then did that a second time.
- John 9:1 – Jesus spit on the ground, made mud with his saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes and told him to go wash in the Pool of Siloam.
Why three different ways? I’m no Bible scholar, but learning from books and my pastor, Vince, I get it now! If Jesus had done it the same way each time, believers might have thought they could just spit on the ground, make mud, apply it, and heal people. There was no one method. There was no formula, or was there?
Well, it made me think of high school algebra. Faith in Jesus was the common denominator. There was a formula, just not a specified way to heal. Jesus was the way.
Thank you, God, for Grace, Truth, Love, and Laughter,
(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship with God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read The Bible. Find a Bible-based church, and get connected with other believers in your area.)
What church do I attend? Verve Church in Las Vegas
P.S. Thank you, especially, for grace.
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