Did Jesus fail on this miracle? I suppose it depends on who you ask and what they understand about God’s Word. At first glance, you could easily assess that Jesus may have had a problem with this miracle, but once you read the way that Mark placed this in order, it makes much more sense that this was part of Jesus’ plan as He makes a ‘life example’ for His students. Jesus isn’t lacking in power and this miracle didn’t fail; it worked just as Jesus had planned.
They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?”
He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.”
Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly. Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into the village.”