24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking._
25 After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. – Mark 8:24-25
If you do a study on the miracles of Jesus, you’ll find a listing of 37 times where Jesus did something supernatural in an effort to fulfill the word; 37 times where the Lord used his power to immediately bring either healing to someone or a solution to a problem no one else could fix. 37 times, save 1.
Mark writes about an instance where Jesus had to touch someone a second time in order for them to be healed. Why was this? The Lord, in all of His infinite glory, honor, majesty, and dominion certainly could not have made a mistake, right? Of course not. This particular showing was for US to learn directly from. This example from The Lord to the blind man was certainly done in two phases because He knew what THAT MAN needed.
He does the same thing to us. The Lord often touches us so that we can see some things we previously were unable to see. Although blurry, we now have enough sight to ask questions. It is at that point of self-examination where He can now touch us again, revealing all we are now ready to see.
What are we to do when people just don’t seem to “get it” the first time around? We must always remember that personal growth is a process, one that often requires us to continue to hold the hand of the person we are seeking to help. If it took the Lord a second time to ensure that the individual was completely healed, then, why should we believe that we should give up so quickly? Keep helping until they can see CLEARLY.
Bless The Lord.