“When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” “I can’t, sir,” the sick man said, “for I have no one to put me into the pool when the water bubbles up. Someone else always gets there ahead of me.”
John 5:6-7 NLT
It had been thirty-eight long years since he was sick; he could not walk, his muscles were atrophied, but the saddest thing was not being unable to move, the saddest thing was that his dreams, his hopes and his self-esteem were also disabled…
When we are sick, no matter whether it is a physical or spiritual, we are usually prostrate, lying on the ground, only inspiring pity and waiting for others to do something for us.
Jesus always takes the initiative, and asks us if we want to leave our prostration, if we want to be healed of our disease.
But we must be careful how we answer, because instead of saying, “Yes, I want to be healed”, we can begin to give excuses, explaining the reasons why we cannot leave our prostration saying: “I can’t, sir.”
It is Jesus who heals our life, it is He who lifts us from our spiritual, physical, moral and emotional paralysis; the question is still valid: —“Would you like to get well?”
© CAYADO Consultancy – September 2013