Daily Scripture reading for the week is at the end of the page.
Dr. June Normil
Mark 8:22-26 describes a healing in a town called Bethsaida. Jesus and His disciples arrived, there and a crowd begged Jesus to help a blind man. Jesus had become well known for His miracles and responded in mercy, leading the blind man out of town and performing three actions. First He spit on the man's eyes. Then He laid His hands on him. And finally, He asked what the man saw. The healing was only partial at this point. Perhaps Jesus was acting according to the man's growing faith. Or maybe He chose this method to demonstrate His authority by doing miracles in a variety of ways. Regardless, Jesus completed what He had begun. He did not leave the man partially healed. ot surprisingly, the man responded in great joy. But then Jesus made a strange command: "Don't tell anyone what happened. Jesus didn't want to stir up the crowds in a way that would make Him seem like a political figure who could challenge Rome. Rather, He declared God's kingdom, opening spiritual eyes so men and women could see the salvation of the Lord.
[For Pesonal Reflection] How would you answer someone who asked why Jesus does miracles?
JESUS SEES A BLIND MAN ( JOHN 9:1-11)
As we study the miracles of Scripture, we cannot take them lightly. They aren't just the supernatural acts of Bible times. Bible miracles are relevant today. As a result, we should seek miracles today, because of the mercy they demonstate as well as their spiritual signifiance. Jesus did perform miracles, and those miracles spoke to His identity as Savior and Lord. In response, resolve to pray for miracles regulary. Believe God for great things in the lives of the needy around you. Then, follow those prayers with a proclamation of Jesus, the Savior, to all who need to experience His grace.
DON'T VALUE THE MIRACLE MORE THAN GOD'S MESSAGE!
See You In Sunday School Next Week!!!!
Copyright Reference: Radiant Life, Volume 100 Number 2 Dec. Jan. Feb. 2018-19 by Gospel Publishing House, 1445 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Mo 65802.
Dr. June Normil