Daily Word

John 5:1-15

Read John 5:1-15 – No limits!  – There are crowds of sick people at the pool of Bethesda, and Jesus zero’s in on one lame man and asks:  Would you like to get well? (5:6)  It is beyond what the lame man can conceive.  He explains to Jesus why he can’t be healed.  It’s a short exchange and Jesus simply tells him to pick up his mat, and walk.  The Jewish leaders do not like this – mind you – they had much to lose (in their minds) over Jesus being Messiah – their career and social standing for example.  They began questioning the man, but he didn’t even know it was Jesus who healed him.  Later, Jesus finds him in the Temple and tells him to stop sinning or something worse will happen to him.  We don’t know what his sin was, but suffice to say, this man had some baggage.  Beloved, whatever limits you put on Jesus and whatever baggage you are clinging to, it’s time to let it go.  Jesus is right there asking if you would like to be well – what are you waiting for???

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