One of the most intriguing stories in the Bible is found in Mark 8:22-26, where a blind man was brought to Jesus for healing. After laying His hands on this man, Jesus asked if he could now see anything.
“I see men like trees, walking,” the man replied (v. 24). Recognizing that the healing wasn’t yet complete, Jesus again touched his eyes, “And he was restored and saw everyone clearly” (v. 25).
Just like the man in this story, many of God’s people today are in need of a “second touch.” Perhaps they’ve already experienced a partial healing or a partial breakthrough in their marriage, children, finances, or emotions. But Jesus wants to touch them again and complete the healing process.
Whatever your issue may be, Jesus wants to give you a new beginning…a fresh start…a brand new day. Even long-standing problems can be remedied in mere moments but you must draw near and receive His healing touch until your turnaround comes.
Coming Alive Again
In 2 Kings 13:21 a dead man is dropped into the grave of the prophet Elisha. As soon as his dead body hit the bones of the man of God, he came back to life!
Today, you may feel as if your business is dead, your marriage is dead, your health is dead, or even your hope is dead. But I have good news: You can come alive again! The resurrection power of Christ can reverse every “dead” situation in your life!
Remember: Nothing is too difficult for the Lord (Jeremiah 32:27). He can turn your mourning into dancing (Psalm 30:11)…your ashes into beauty (Isaiah 61:3)…and your nighttime into a bright new day.
Ayo Oritsejafor is the founding and Senior Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Nigeria. Oritsejafor serves as President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN). Oritsejafor is also the founder of African Broadcasting Network, an international satellite Christian television station with a coverage that spans across the whole of Africa, parts of Asia and parts of Europe. Learn more at ayo-oritsejafor.org.