Day 25: Healing That Took A Second Touch, Mark 8:22-25

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Theme: Healing That Took A Second Touch

Scripture : Mark 8:22-25

And He cometh to Bethsaida, and they bring a blind man unto Him, and besought

Him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the

town; and when He had spit on his eyes, and put His hands upon him, He asked

him if he saw ought. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

After that He put His hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he

was restored, and saw every man clearly.

Points To Ponder

We live in a drive-thru society! A microwave nation! A presto people! We want it

done, and we want it done now. We have come to believe that we should not wait

for anything: not our food, not our entertainment, not our healing! This mentality

has seeped into our church world—He is a Medicine Bottle God because we want

to take a pill to wake up, take a pill to go to sleep, just get me there fast and make

it quick.

But IF even Jesus had to touch this man a second time…that teaches me that

there are some situations that are going to take time. We have to understand: if IS

God’s timing that matters, and only He knows when!

I lived through this.

I had a heart attack at the age of 49—pretty early, huh?

Yeh, I was alone, and I drove myself to the hospital—pretty scary stuff!

I was 100% occluded in my Lower Anterior Descending (LAD)!

They call that the Widow Maker!

That’s what my doctor told my wife when she arrived to the hospital.

We were thankful that it didn’t take me out.

But…over the course of the next 18 months…I would experience the same

symptoms as active heart attack pains in my chest. I was rushed to the

emergency room, and I must have gone to my doctor’s office as a walk in a dozen

times…convinced I was having another heart attack.

He finally told me that I was one of the few who would always have these pains…

Until…I didn’t.

Until I didn’t?

Then he said “until it takes you out for the last time!”

Wow! So I would have these chest pains for the rest of my life?

He said “yes!”

Then he said “you need to decide—are you going to be a cardiac cripple or live

the best life possible?”

I thought I would have this for the rest of my life.

I go through a 21 day fast each year in January.

I started my fast..and on the 20 th day, I heard God say to me

“If I never heal your heart, will you still love and serve me?”

I said “Until I breathe my last breath—I serve you with my whole heart!”

The 21 st day—I woke up with no pain in my chest.

The day after the fast was over—no pain!

A week later-- - still no pain!

3 months later, my cardiologist ran tests that showed

My heart looked like it was perfect and never ever had a heart attack!

He admitted “something happened—I have proof—it’s perfect now, but it was so

damaged before!”

You see…I know when you have to wait for God’s time to get your healing… 18

months later!

And that was 5 years ago!

Let’s Pray Together

Jesus, help me not be impatient with my healing. I have to trust you that you

know best. When you determine that it’s time for me to be healed…I know that

you want what’s best for me. And I also know… it might take a second touch of

the Master’s Hand. Whatever it takes, I surrender to your will. I thank you each

day for my eventual healing—I know that you are my Healer—and I trust in you!

Teach me to trust in you even when I don’t understand,

Amen