1. Mark 8:22–26 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What does the healing of the blind man at Bethsaida reveal about the Lord Jesus?

Mark 8:22–26 (ESV)

22 And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him.

This miracle shows us an example of how Jesus healed people. Often in Mark’s Gospel we are simply told, Jesus healed many’ (Mark 1:34; Mark 3:10). These detailed accounts of Jesus’ healing help us to see that Jesus was intimately and personally involved with individuals when he helped them. He healed people one by one. The miracle also identifies Jesus with the Lord since it is the Lord who gives sight to the blind (Psalm 146:8). The opening of blind eyes is one of many events associated with the coming of the messianic age (Isaiah 35:5–6; Isaiah 29:18).1