In my “neck of the woods” there is a saying, in order to get something looking really nice and new, you give it the ole spit shine. The imagery of that saying is quite gross, but the reality is just putting in some effort to make something nice.
As I was reading in the book of Mark, this saying began to ruminate in my mind.
23 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
Jesus spit on his eyes and put his Hands on the blind man. Kind of gross right? Hmmm…
24 And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.”
25 Then He put His hands on his eyes again and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly. 26 Then He sent him away to his house, saying, “Neither go into the town, nor tell anyone in the town.”[
The man saw! He was restored and could see clearly.
32 Then they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and He spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”
The deaf man could hear! He could hear and he could speak!
Now, I don’t know about you, but I’ve never desired someone to spit on me so much in my life. In today’s world if someone spat on their hands and touched you, you would be quite upset. So, I have good news, Jesus is probably NOT going to spit on you. He doesn’t have to.
Jesus died on the cross, and He did so in order that your sins, my sins, could be forgiven. He was the ultimate sacrifice, and no matter how dirty we are, by His sacrifice, we are all given a chance to be spit shined. We are something dirty that has been washed clean and made shiny new 🙂
That’s pretty cool y’all.