"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
and He asks because He wants to know,
"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".
He has heard whatever excuse we come up with to not get up and bath in them.
Bathing, cleansing, renewal, healing.
Redeemed by His pure, cleansing blood
as the 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
will come alive."(24,25)
Forever healed. Forever.