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Jesus and Mary Poppins, part 1 of 2

March 22, 2016

“When will you learn to look past what you see?” asked an exasperated Mary Poppins.

Our local high school staged this musical over the past weekend, and wow was it well done! Every element of the production was first class.

And it’s always good seeing people from our church taking part in things like this; honored to be a part of the talented Effingham Centenary United Methodist Church!

But that one line haunts me: “When will you learn to look past what you see?”

St. Mark’s version of the Gospel includes this scene—

Some people brought a sightless man and begged Jesus to give him a healing touch. Taking him by the hand, he led him out of the village. He put spit in the man’s eyes, laid hands on him, and asked, “Do you see anything?”

 He looked up. “I see people. They look like walking trees.” So Jesus laid hands on his eyes again. The man looked hard and realized that he had recovered perfect sight, saw everything in bright, twenty-twenty focus. (Mark 8)

— It was Jesus’ second touch that clarified everything.

“When will you learn to look past what you see?” asked Mary Poppins.

Maybe that second touch from Christ is what you and I need today.

Join me in praying for that, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow.

 

 

 

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2 Comments
  1. Thanks. I know I need a second touch from time to time.

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