I Just Want More

by DanWolgemuth on June 20, 2008

Do you see anything? And he looked up and said, “I see men, but they look like trees, walking.” ~ Mark 8:23, 24

Uh oh. This looks an awful lot like Jesus misfired on His supernatural power and either underestimated the force of the defect, or He misappropriated His healing power. In either case, when Jesus asked the blind man from Bethsaida to take a quick glance at the eye chart, after He had applied His healing balm, He got a “less than satisfactory” on the report.

Was this a divine “foul ball?” Had the sheer exhaustion from the pace of feeding thousands, dialoging with skeptics, teaching, mentoring and healing finally caught up with Him? Was He out of juice, underpowered, overtaxed or unprepared?

Not a chance! Jesus, God’s Son, spoke every word and delivered every action with the precise purposes and plans of God as His guide. A multi-phased healing process was not a “two-swing at bat” in the game of life.

Masterfully, Jesus used this healing experience as a metaphor for life and learning.

What if this blind man, exposed to a world of darkness, had been prepared to live with the vast improvement of imperfect sight? What if he had stopped wanting more? For undoubtedly, “seeing men that look like trees walking,” is a quantum leap over the chasm of nothing. Yet, his honesty became his petition, and the response of Christ became a megaphone to the body and the soul.

More of Christ. More of His healing power. More drink for the thirsty, more healing for the broken, more forgiveness for the shamed, more love for the bitter, more tenderness for the rigid, more holiness for the sinner. Just more of Jesus.

What if the prayer of my soul was both an acknowledgment of the progress and a plea for more? What if our prayers echoed the heartbeat of the father of the boy in Mark 9 who pled, “I believe, help my unbelief?”

What if our bodies and souls clamored for more, not in disrespect but in expectation, not with dissatisfaction but with anticipation.

Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. ~ Mark 9:24

Our hunger for more becomes His banquet table. Our thirst invites His wellspring.

More of Jesus, I want more.

{ 0 comments… add one now }

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: