Just a short blog today, but nonetheless, it’s a powerful section of scripture. In John chapter 5 there are many powerful truths, but let me highlight just a single one.
Jesus is traveling through Jerusalem and on His way through, He comes to a pool called Bethesda. There is a strange occurrence that people there believe in. It seems that the people believe that occasionally an angel comes down and troubles the surface of the water and that the first person to get in the water after this happenes, would be healed. I don’t know if this actually happened or if it was sort of folklore. Anyway, because of this belief the place is covered with suffering people.
Jesus walks up to a man that has been crippled for 38 years, has a simple conversation with him, heals him, and walks into the crowd. It’s an amazing miracle!
The part that I want you to notice today is that it doesn’t matter how long a thing has gripped you; the length of the affliction or the hurt is insignificant.
The significant factor is not the size of your need but the size of your Savior!
In our thinking, the longer a thing has been in place, the more sturdy it becomes. We even apply that to bad things. A person who has been crippled for 38 years, in our thinking, is always going to be crippled. Not with Jesus! He defies traditional thinking and the logic of mankind.
Let’s believe that long-held strongholds and circumstances will fall at the touch of Jesus at Abundant Life!!