2 Kings 9-11; John 5:1-24

The healing at the Pool on the Sabbath

Do you want to be healed? Do you want to walk again?

Jesus offers this gift to those who are willing to believe. He extends his hand to the broken – blind, lame paralyzed – Jesus sees past the brokenness and extends grace. Jesus follows the works of his Father and invites broken people into wholeness.

This simple story paints a picture of God’s character. The God who is able to do all things has his precious son healing the broken and inviting them to choose to believe.

When I read through scripture it is easy to say “What do I need to take away?”  Today before drawing any conclusion I said, “God what do you want me to see in your word? Who are you?”   I am challenged to slow down and read over a passage multiple times to see Jesus.

This particular passage is a declaration of God’s grace, his gift of salvation and our example of how to reach out to the broken as well as how to receive God’s healing when we need to be humble and invite Him in.

God – you are reaching out your hand daily inviting me to come with you. Remind me to want to come with you and accept your invitation each morning anew. I want to live out  my belief in you.

Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life .



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