And they came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him. Taking the blind man by the hand, He brought him out of the village; and after spitting on his eyes and laying His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” And he looked up and said, “I see men, for I see them like trees, walking around.” Then again He laid His hands on his eyes; and he looked intently and was restored, and began to see everything clearly. Mark 8:22-25 (NASB)
“They brought a blind man to Jesus and implored Him to touch him.” That’s it! That is to be the role of every follower of Jesus Christ…BRING SOMEBODY ELSE TO JESUS AND HELP THEM TO CONNECT WITH HIM. You are the “they” in this text.
These men understood the dilemma facing the blind man. The blind man was blind! His blindness kept him from seeing. I know…I’m stating the obvious. But that’s the point.
We are all born into this world spiritually blind. And we’ve been blind so long that sometimes we don’t even recognize our problem. We’ve gotten used to our blindness and have developed a coping routine that gets us through the day. The hope for a cure to our blindness is not something we allow ourselves to ponder. We don’t want to get our hopes up and then have them dashed again.
That’s why we need somebody to help us. Everybody needs somebody to bring them to Jesus.
“Fishers of men” are people who were blind but found Jesus. Jesus radically altered their lives. Bottomline – YOU CAN NOW SEE. That’s why Jesus said to all his followers that He would make them “fishers of men.”
Has it been so long since you were blind that you forgot your need to have somebody lead you to Jesus? It’s time to remember. And it’s time to open those “formerly blind eyes” and see the multitudes of blind people who don’t even know there’s hope.
Take the initiative today to introduce somebody to Jesus.