(By J.D. King) I imagine everyone wants things to happen instantaneously, but sometimes believers must be comfortable with the progressive nature of God’s kingdom. Occasionally the works of Jesus are going to emerge over a period of time. Contrary to popular opinion, not all of the marvelous breakthroughs in the Bible transpired in a moment’s notice. Consider the compelling account of a blind man receiving his sight in Mark 8:

He came to Bethsaida. And they brought a blind man to Him and entreated Him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. When He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him, “Do you see anything?” He looked up and said, “I see men as trees, walking.” Then again He put His hands on his eyes and made him look up. And he was restored and saw everyone clearly (Mark 8:22-25). READ MORE