2 choices when Jesus asks, “Do you want to be healed?”
Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” John 5:8
Jesus walks through the blind, lame, and paralyzed to one man and asks him if he wants to be healed. The man gives an excuse rather than the answer “Yes!”
“Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”
The man has two choices
- Make another excuse,
2. Place both hands on the ground, swing both legs around, roll up on knees, curl toes under, force legs up, straighten the back, fix eyes on Jesus.
“With Jesus, the impossible is possible!”
It takes courage to obey Jesus and attempt the impossible. When the man decided to do what Jesus commanded him to do, strength surged through his legs and straightened his back, so that he could fix his eyes on Jesus.
And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. John 5:9
It took courage to take up his bed and walk in health. This man had to discount what men would think and exclusively focus upon the walk Jesus had given him.
What is your impossibility? It’s possible with Jesus.
My prayer for you:
Thank you, Jesus, for stretching our faith, so that we have to step into the possibilities that only You can create. It’s Your power, Your love, and Your wisdom that equip us and renew our minds, our bodies, and our spirits. Transform us, renew our minds, and renew our bodies, so that in all we do, we point people to You.
- Jesus singled out one man. “Do you want to be healed?” (possesshispromises.com)
- Healing a Hopeless Case at the Pool of Bethesda Part 2 (studyinthewordblog.wordpress.com)