Only A Father’s Love

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There is a song lyric that says the first cut is the deepest. We know the first cut God the Father had to make in the Garden of Eden was deep. So deep that to facilitate it, He had to prune the very creation He loved and fashioned after Himself. God is only good, so His actions must align with His goodness. He had to move Adam and Eve out of the Garden because they had lost sight of who they really were. What does God need to take you out of so you can see yourself more clearly?

“And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him,
and besought him to touch him. 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. And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.”

Mark 8:22-26 (KJV)

The story about the blind man in Mark chapter eight reveals a truth about how God restores the sight of His children. The disciples brought the blind man to Jesus and asked Him to touch him. What is the first thing Jesus did? He led the blind man out of the town. Why? He had to get the man away from everything that was going on around him, just like when Simon Peter saw the waves crashing and began to sink into the water. The man had to have a fresh perspective to receive what was to come next, the opening of his spiritual sight. Notice after you read Mark 8:22-26 that Jesus does not tell the man to go back into the town but into his house, but don’t tell anyone what happened. Why? Like in Lot’s story, we stop expanding the Kingdom when we look back and are afraid to move forward into the unknown without faith in God’s abilities. Once we choose Jesus, He opens our eyes to what He has accomplished for us, fills us with the Holy Spirit, and we remain in His House. It is God alone who can open hearts and minds to His truth. He is the only One with the power and authority to redeem His House. Now, that’s a Good, Good Father. 

(Companion article: Choosing The Right Tree)

Blessings and honor,
Angela Errett

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