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Not just a helper, but the Healer (John 5:1-9)

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John 5:1-9

 

Not just a helper, but the Healer

 

  Some time later, after working at Galilee, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. There was a pool, which is called Betheda, near the Sheep Gate. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie waiting for stirring of water. They believed the stirring of water had the power of healing. Jesus saw an invalid person and learned that he had been in that condition for a long time. He asked, "Do you want to get well?"

  But this man didn't say, "Yes, I do. Please make me get well, Lord." This man is different from a royal official in chapter 4, who was very active in coming to Jesus. To this man, Jesus' coming is 100% grace.

  This invalid answered, "Would you help me into the pool?" His answer was "I want my way of solving. My thinking and plan, I want. Just help me." This man considered Jesus as just a helper. However, Jesus is not like that one.

  "Pick up your mat and walk." Jesus is the First and the Last. He has the best and the quickest answer. His coming into this world is the 'good' news of 'great' joy that will be for 'all' the people. Mankind can't make this kind of news.

   The best answer the Lord wants is, "O Lord, please use me in fulfilling your work, by your way and in your time." To 38-year old patient Jesus was not just a helper, but the Healer.

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