When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he had already been a long time in that condition, He said to him, “Do you wish to get well?” John 5:6
Jesus came across a man who has been paralyzed for 38 years, the man was just laying there giving up any hope of a miracle would happen. But Jesus came to him and said “Do you wish to get well”?
Some of us are “spiritually disabled”we have given up on any hope that a miracle will happen. But the greatest miracle has already happened, Jesus has risen and defeated death! Whatever you are going through or whatever obstacle your facing, there is always hope because of Jesus Christ
Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am on my way, someone else goes in before me.” John 5:7
The man proceeded to tell Jesus all the excuses why he couldn’t be healed. Now we can sympathize with the man, he had legitimate reasons. However when we give up all hope and stop trying, then we can guarantee nothing is going to change!
Then Jesus told him, “Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.” John 5:8
So what is going to be the catch with this healing? What crazy scheme will he have to get involved with? Nothing Jesus simply said “Get Up and Walk”! We too need to stop feeling defeated and making excuses, Get UP and Walk with Jesus!
As I said doesn’t matter what your going through right now, Jesus defeated death! We can overcome because Jesus has already overcame Amen!