Jesus went to Jerusalem, to the Pool of Bethesda. A great number of sick and afflicted people surrounded the pool. During a certain season, an angel would appear and touch the water. The first person to enter the pool after the angel had touched the water was made whole.
A certain man was by the Pool of Bethesda that day. He was disabled- unable to walk for 38 years. Jesus knew that the man would never make it into the water in time to be healed.
Jesus asked him, “Wilt thou be made whole?”
The man replied, “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.”
Jesus said: “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” Immediately, the man was healed, took up his bed, and walked.
A few thoughts come to mind whenever I read this story: the disabled man had the faith he needed to be healed. He believed in miracles. He was at that pool, year after year, watching others being healed. Patiently waiting his turn. And, no matter how many times he watched someone else be made whole, he never gave up. He continued to hope and pray that one day, his turn would come. Miraculously, it did.
Thanks to the compassion of the Lord, the man at the Pool of Bethesda rose and walked that day. His season of suffering was over, and his life began anew.
May we have faith in the Lord, and the miracles that He has in store for our lives.
Wishing you a beautiful day!