A Lesson for February 2nd

Bread-Baking in Winter
Bread-Baking in Winter (Image by Baha'i Views / Flitzy Phoebie via Flickr)

Mark 8:23 [Jesus] took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked him, “Can you see anything?” 24 And the man looked up and said, “I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.”

How many times do you need to encounter Jesus? In this passage, Jesus lays his hands on the blind man twice before he can see clearly. In the preceding passage, the disciples had seen Jesus feed five-thousand people with five loaves of bread and four-thousand with seven loaves of bread, yet they still feared not having bread to eat. If those who had experienced Jesus face-to-face needed more than one encounter, why should we expect to grow in faith any faster?

When I consider some of the various things I do (making bread, riding a bicycle, swimming, writing computer code) some learned quickly others had a longer learning curve, a blurry vision phase. Faith is no different. Each day my faith grows and deepens.

How do you help your faith grow?

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