Saturday, September 23, 2006

Restore sight to the blind

Mrs. Expat Teacher got Lasik surgery this morning to correct her vision. She had trouble seeing the "E" on the chart without her glasses. Almost immediately after the surgery, she was able to read streets signs more than 30 feet away. It is a rather amazing procedure. The whole thing took about 90 minutes, with the actual procedure lasting just under 10 minutes. Her recovery time is about 24 hours. She has a couple follow ups and has a lifetime guarantee for touch-ups and tweaks. If this works for her, I'm going under the laser next year!

This made me think of the story of Jesus healing of a Blind Man at Bethsaida in Mark 8:22-26. It says, "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 go into the village.'"

Ok, so why didn't Jesus heal the guy correctly the first time? Lots of other blind men are healed the first time. Did Jesus make a mistake? Was there not enough faith in the blind man? We've got a few men of the cloth that read this blog. Can you guys help me?

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