Wednesday, October 08, 2014

"Healing Waters" - 10/08/14 - John 5

"When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, "Do you want to get well?"(6)

Seems like a rather silly question to ask a sick person.  Jesus knows our hearts and inner thoughts though, and He asks because He wants to know, deep down, "Do you want to get well?"

The question goes deeper than a physical healing, but spiritual. 

He has seen how long we have lived within reach of His healing "waters" and found whatever excuse not to get up and bath in them.  Bathing, cleansing, renewal, healing.

Redeemed by His pure, cleansing blood as waters to wash the all of us clean.   

"This person has taken a giant step from the world of the dead to the world of the living. "It's urgent that you get this right: The time has arrived - I mean right now! - when dead men and women will hear the voice of the Son of God and, hearing, will come alive."(24,25)

Forever healed.  Forever. 

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