A Living Parable

by Andrew Forrest

The strange story of the two-stage healing of the blind man at Bethsaida makes much more sense when you see it for what it is: is a living parable. Immediately before it takes place, the disciples misunderstand what happens with the Feeding of the Four Thousand; immediately afterwards, Peter correctly identifies Jesus as the Messiah, but incorrectly rebukes him for talking about having to be killed. So, when Jesus heals the blind man in two stages, he’s showing the disciples that though they see him perform miracles, they don’t not yet perfectly understand his true identity as the crucified Messiah.

What is the Lord trying to teach you through your circumstances today?

Today’s Scripture

Mark 8:1-26

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