"I See Men as Trees, Walking..."



The first time God opened his eyes to see the world, he was ecstatic. He was lost for words and his eye muscles were hyperactive. He had been detrimentally blind, but all of a sudden with a touch from the Messiah he began to see the things he had been desiring to see. Those things which had only been a part of his diffused imagination. The unbelievable objects in his wildest dreams.

But the first time God opened his eyes he didn't get it.

The first time God opened his eyes he could not see the clear picture...he saw men as trees walking...that's what he said...the men he saw were trees walking down the street. Jesus had to put His hand on the blind man's eyes again! (Mark 8:22-25)

This miracle was done in two parts. Oh, I know you thought all the miracles performed were just by one-time touches, right? Naaaaaahhhhh! This one was different. Jesus laid His hands twice so that the man could get the full picture. The second time around, he saw men as "real men" with two legs walking down the street. The deed was completed the second time around. (*See comments below to add to your understanding*)

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The first time around you may not have understood what God was trying to tell you. The first time around, maybe you were still psychosomatic or still on your rampant rage. Maybe you got the message, but you didn't know how to apply it so you continued in your old life. Hmm...maybe you even cried for joy because God had touched you somewhere beyond your heart, but later on you felt like there was still something amiss? Yeah, you knew what God was trying to do (it's not like you didn't know)...but you just could not see the clear picture....YET.

The first time around really happened...

But you just didn't get it. Wanna know something? God can touch your eyes again...He wants you to get the clearer artistic picturesque vision! He's not up for halves or near-misses! He wants you to really really get it. He wants you to completely feel His touch. Not to feel the wave about your head, but to feel it actually moving through you. And you'll get it this second time around...right here...now...He's right there with you, revealing things to you again.

The second time around is part of your miracle...this time you won't see men as trees, walking. You'll understand exactly what God has been trying to tell you for the longest time. Today, you'll feel His presence and you'll understand more of your purpose here on earth. You'll feel it as you read this blog...you'll just know. Nothing is impossible with God, but it's up to us to receive our miracles. We also have a role to play to see things the way God sees them.

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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jesus opened his spiritual eyes first, hence the "men as trees". It was pretty amazing when my pastor explained that to me...

It'd be a little nerve-wrecking to serve a God who doesn't get things right on the first try...at least for me anyway :-)

I enjoy your blog. It strengthens me. Thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

P.S. Psalm 1:3

Writefreak said...

Amen!
Jaycee, how're you doing?

Kafo said...

another hot and insightful piece

once heard a sermon preached on this verse, you were able to sum up the message in one post,

you are blessed oooo

hope all is well

Jaycee said...

Anonymous...wow, I just learnt a little bit more from your pastor's perspective...I agree that it would be nerve-wrecking to serve a God who doesn't get things right on the first try. When I was reading that scripture, I was thinking more about the man's faith. We also have a part to play in receiving what God wants for us...sometimes we may not understand fully, and He has to reveal it to us again...

Writefreak...I'm doing great, thanks. Living each day as it comes...how abt u?

Jaycee said...

Anonymous...I rephrased the paragraph somewhat to buttress your point, thanks. God has the power to do any miracle the first time around, but I believe we also have a huge role to play in fully understanding the miracle. Your pastor's perspective is very interesting...I pray God teaches me MORE about this occurrence.

Kafoooo...hiiii girl! Amen to that. Things are going...slowly, but going well. Yes, ALL IS WELL. It is WELL with you too. No matter what...:)

Homie GFunk said...

Jaycee.... This is really good! I like the insight into that miracle. I need to go back and ask Him to touch my eyes again so that I can really get the picture when I read His Word of hear His voice. I believe we all need an Eph. 1:18 moment.

Mimi said...

love the post :)

love the story too. it explains to me that when i don't see clearly what my big Bro is telling me to see, i can just be clearly honest with Him, saying, I see men as trees sir.

The man was honest!

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Enkay said...

I think the important thing to remember is that with God, there's always more.

We may have got the perfect touch the first time around yet in that touch there's an ongoing wholeness taking place.

Bless God! And thank you J!

akaBagucci said...

Hmm.. wonder how many times we turn and walk away without waiting for the full package.........

jhazmyn said...

WORD

Lil Miss Thang said...

Great Post Jaycee - Love reading your blog girl!

Lil Miss Thang said...

Oh before we receive what God wants for us, we have to recognise that he wants it for us... sometimes we dont see it the first time He tries to knock the sense into our heads so we only properly listen the 2nd time and then accept & receive!

Rita said...

I feel so blessed to have read this post today.

Jaycee, how are you doing? Take care and stay blessed.

oluremi said...

Hello, you do see right.You have encouraged me to study my bible actively, deeply and have an expectation. Thanks.

~Sirius~ said...

Yep, I see the trees.......


Can't wait to see the real thing.

As long as I can see something that's a good start, things can only become cleare.

Nice post!

Myne Whitman said...

Nice post, as usual a very pertinent story or should I say parable? You continue to encourage. take care.

adebanji said...

Yes oooh I need a second touch! I really really do! I will come back to share my testimony!