Mark 8: 22They came to
24He looked up and said, "I see people; they look like trees walking around."
25Once more Jesus put his hands on the man's eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. 26Jesus sent him home, saying, "Don't go into the village."
Take another look. I can not tell you in my lifetime how many times I have been told by unction to go back and take another look. That’s right I hear voice in my head that say, “Rickey, Go Back and take another look. If it had been God that told me by the Holy Spirit I would have done it the first time, right?
A couple of weeks before Courtney was killed we held the most wonderful phone conversation and in conclusion, I said to him, “You are going to be a wonderful man, just pack up and come back to Virginia.” He didn’t and needless to say things got ugly. For those of you, who know me; bring everyone else up to speed. As I take another look I would have said “Courtney, Hold it! I’m coming to get you.” I think they are called regrets but I call them lessons, lessons of getting it right the next time around.
The first time the blind man in
It lands like that because I usually want to see it my way and I don’t know that there are other plans in the working. I don’t know that “it” is going to do a 360 Stephanie and Matt, I just believe that. That is sometimes how our unknown desires become evidentially apparent to everyone else including us and God has just done the work that we did not see the first time but this time around I see clearly enough to express it in words that I say something like this “God I am so grateful for your grace because it has liberated this not knowing not seeing and not understanding individual on this day.” Now breathe again.
Finally when you see clearer don’t go back through because them folk won’t be impressed and certainly we ain’t trying to impress anyone, but go somewhere new and use the new vision to swath out a new road to a new height. Tell some new folks and even write a book. Don’t use this new glory/grace in old places; there is a big world out there and still a lot to see. Peace and love.