The Jesus of a Second Touch

Mark 8:22-26 KJV

22   And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

23   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.

24   And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

25   After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

26   And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

Proverbs 27:1 GNV – Never boast about tomorrow. You don’t know what will happen between now and then.

Ecclesiastes 11:4 TLB – If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.

Life must be lived under imperfect conditions.

Mark 1:30-31 KJV30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Mark 1:40-42 KJV40 And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 41 And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. 42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

Mark 2:11-12 KJV11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. 12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.

Mark 5:28-30 KJV28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Mark 8:1-4 MSG1 At about this same time he again found himself with a hungry crowd on his hands. He called his disciples together and said, 2 “This crowd is breaking my heart. They have stuck with me for three days, and now they have nothing to eat. 3 If I send them home hungry, they’ll faint along the way—some of them have come a long distance.” 4 His disciples responded, “What do you expect us to do about it? Buy food out here in the desert?”

Mark 6:35-44 MSG35 When his disciples thought this had gone on long enough—it was now quite late in the day—they interrupted: “We are a long way out in the country, and it’s very late. 36 Pronounce a benediction and send these folks off so they can get some supper.” 37 Jesus said, “You do it. Fix supper for them.” They replied, “Are you serious? You want us to go spend a fortune on food for their supper?” 38 But he was quite serious. “How many loaves of bread do you have? Take an inventory.” That didn’t take long. “Five,” they said, “plus two fish.” 39 Jesus got them all to sit down in groups of fifty or a hundred—40  they looked like a patchwork quilt of wildflowers spread out on the green grass! 41 He took the five loaves and two fish, lifted his face to heaven in prayer, blessed, broke, and gave the bread to the disciples, and the disciples in turn gave it to the people. He did the same with the fish. 42 They all ate their fill. 43 The disciples gathered twelve baskets of leftovers. 44 More than five thousand were at the supper.

Mark 8:16-21 MSG16 Meanwhile, the disciples were finding fault with each other because they had forgotten to bring bread. 17 Jesus overheard and said, “Why are you fussing because you forgot bread? 18  Don’t you see the point of all this? Don’t you get it at all? 19 Remember the five loaves I broke for the five thousand? How many baskets of leftovers did you pick up?” They said, “Twelve.” 20 “And the seven loaves for the four thousand—how many bags full of leftovers did you get?” “Seven.” 21 He said, “Do you still not get it?”

Mark 15:10 KJV – For he knew that the chief priests had delivered him for envy.

Mark 15:33-34 KJV33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

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