Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. (Passage Link: John 5:2-9)
This compelling story finds Jesus amongst a multitude of sick and infirm surrounding the mystical pool at Bethesda. One man stands out, who had been ill for 38 years.
Jesus’ question cut to the chase, “Wilt thou be made whole?”
The disenfranchised man replied, “Sir, I have no man!”
On the contrary Jesus must have been thinking – “I AM THE MAN!”
– Jesus must have thought, “I don’t care what’s going on in that pool, this man needs a miracle NOW!”
– This man so focused on what he thought was going to get him his miracle, he failed to recognize he was looking his miracle in the eye!
He had an urgent need, but felt he was at the mercy of an angel, some troubled water and a man…
– The only mercy he ever needed was the mercy of God!
– The only man he ever needed was the man Jesus Christ!
Today he could stop guessing whether or not someone would come to his rescue…
JESUS WAS READY TO PERFORM THE MIRACLE – NO GUESSING INVOLVED!
Guessing whether or not today is the day for your miracle is like doubting God can or will perform it.
JUST LIKE THE MAN AT THE POOL OF BETHESDA JESUS HAS GOOD NEWS…
YOU AREN’T WAITING FOR YOUR MIRACLE…YOUR MIRACLE IS WAITING FOR YOU!
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