What Jesus Did! 'Please Open His Eyes!' — Mark 8:22

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Jesus and his followers came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to Jesus. They begged Jesus to touch the man.
— Mark 8:22 NLT
Illustration of Mark 8:22 NLT — Jesus and his followers came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to Jesus. They begged Jesus to touch the man.

Key Thought

Who do you know that faces great difficulty in his or her life and who needs friends like the ones we find in today's verse? The test of our Christianity is not our feelings of pity; instead, it is the action we take to bless them. Let's get off our backsides and into the lives of those who truly need to experience Jesus' love!

Today's Prayer

Father, help me to use my actions to show my empathy and your Son's love to those in need. Help me show this empathy and love by my actions and not just by my talk. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 3:16-18
  • James 2:14-17
  • Matthew 25:41-46

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.