Mark 8:23-25 So 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 on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly.
I guess I’m just looking for some ideas about the significance of Jesus:
- Taking the blind man out of town
- Laying his hands on his eyes a second time in order to make him see clearly.
In most if not all other instances, Jesus heals people right where they are, but instead in this passage he takes the man out of town. And in all other healings, they are healed immediately (example Mark 7:34-35), but in this instance he’s not.
Any ideas or insights?..