Jesus healed the man at the pool of Bethesda
Have you ever waited, for what seemed like forever, for a solution to a problem?
Remember the man at the pool of Bethesda? He had been unable to walk for 38 years. He was waiting at the water’s edge for years hoping to find healing. Then Jesus healed him.
The man at the pool had been waiting for something outside of himself to change. He was waiting for the water to be stirred by an angel. He was waiting for someone to help him get to the water first.
When Jesus saw this man, he knew he had within him the God-given ability to be healed and walk. And of course the man was healed.
In this week’s episode, I share a poem I wrote about this man, what he might have been feeling and how he might have felt after waiting for so long without much promise of healing. You can read that poem here: How Long Have You Been Waiting at the Pool of Bethesda?
How long have you been waiting for something outside yourself to change before thinking a solution could come to your problems?
It is when we hear the Christ speaking within our hearts that solutions and healing come.
I encourage you to listen for that voice.
Thanks so much. Please share this with a friend.
If you would like to contribute toward the production expenses of The Bible Speaks to You Podcast, click here:
Support the show
Bible References in this episode
John 5: 2-9 ESV
2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades.
3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.
The ESV related footnote for 5:3, 4 states: Some manuscripts insert, wholly or in part at the end of verse 3: waiting for the moving of the water;
4 for an angel of the Lord went down at certain seasons into the pool, and stirred the water: whoever stepped in first after the stirring of the water was healed of whatever disease he had.
5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?”
7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.”
8 Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”
9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath.