March 3, 2012
In Mark 8 we have recorded one of the most troubling and misunderstood miracle of Jesus... the one that requires a second touch. Remember? First touch, men like trees. Second touch, everything is 20/20.
Why? What happened? Did Jesus fail? Did He not do a good enough job the first time and needed a tune-up or a second opinion? Was He having a bad day or was He too tired to heal the man the first time?
And, with all these questions, why would Mark include this miracle in his book anyway? Seems like it raised more questions that it answers.
But the truth is compelling and enlightening. Stick with us to find out.
The following is a study on How to Understand Difficult Passages.