Sunday, February 14, 2021

Do You Want to be Healed?

John 5:1–10 (NIV): “Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4] One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.”

This was another question that Jesus asked- and that he asks us, “Do you want to be healed?”
Our infirmity may not be in form of 38 years of a physical disability. But it can be in the form of any trauma that we have suffered, and may still be suffering. And since we have been born into a fallen world, at sometime or another we have suffered trauma. 

The good news is that we don’t stay there. That we too are offered relief. Do you want to be healed? All we do is say yes, and watch what God does. enough for now.

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