Sunday, October 11, 2015
In Mark 8:22 Jesus heals a blind man but it takes time. It is written that Jesus spit on his eyes and layed hands on him. Jesus asked him if he saw anything? The man says " I see men like trees, walking". Then Jesus put His hands on his eyes again and asked him to look up and the man "saw everyone clearly".
This is the only instance where a healing was done gradually. It shows us that the Christian life is one of a gradual change. Sure many immediate changes take place when we put our faith in Christ-Jesus forgives our sins and gives us eternal life. But our character and who we are takes time to change. That's why it's called "The Fruit of the Spirit" (Galatians 5:22). Fruit does not grow over night but rather takes time. Be patient and stay the course, God will refine you. Amen.
-Pastor James Trent