7-05-15: Like Trees Walking Around

ScriptureEphesians 1:3-14, Mark 8:22-26

In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul extols the forgiveness we receive in Christ and calls us to be holy. This, according to Paul, is part of our glorious inheritance. Do we squander that inheritance because we fail to see what God puts before us? In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus puts saliva on a blind man’s eyes and lays hands on him, asking what he sees. The man responds that he sees people, but they look like trees. It takes Jesus a second time to clear the man’s vision up entirely. I wonder how many times we are like trees walking around, clearly out of focus. And if it takes Jesus twice to heal the blind man from Bethsaida, perhaps it’s not unreasonable to expect a bit of extra effort on our part to get things right in the world and in our lives. This Sunday, we will explore these themes in light of the historical events of the past few weeks. See you Sunday.

Yours on the journey,

Pastor B.J.

 

(image: Healing the Blind Man by Edy Legrand)