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A Daily Devotion for Thursday, February 18

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

Mark 8:22-26

verses 22-23a: 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.

I read a discussion of this passage because I knew I was missing what was unique about it. There were so many things I hadn’t thought about! But the most moving part to me was Jesus took the man away from the crowd, by the hand. He could easily have healed the blind man in front of everyone, and made a show of his power. But he turned the moment of healing into a personal private encounter with the blind man. Of course everyone would end up knowing what Jesus had done. But this man had an intimate moment with Jesus, alone with him. Even though he needed his friends to help him get to Jesus, the most important minute of his life would be alone with Jesus. It can be the same for me. I need to spend time alone, away from all other distractions, to meet with Jesus. It does not always need to be alone, but I believe Jesus wants time alone with each of us.

Dearest Lord Jesus, I come to you for heart healing. I am so in need of the touch of your hand. Make me whole and help me to be the one you created me to be. Amen

Becky, transforming

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