Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Trouble the waters 2

I told you originally that there was a lot to gain from the story of the pool next to the sheep market. Coming home from work last night I went again to my piano to play the song I had begun playing Sunday. And last night verses began to form to it. I had stopped my reading of the story (just like I did yesterday) with the explaination of how the angel comes to trouble the waters.
The verses to the song last night took me beyond where I originally left off. So I turned back to my bible to read the few other verses to the story.

And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, 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. John
5:5-7


For 38 years he'd been sick. And he's lying at this pool. WHY is he lying at this pool?
Jesus asks him, "Do you want to be made well?"
And what does the man say? "I'll never make it in time."

My question immediately would be, "Then why do you bother coming?"

The pool didn't just give hope. It gave hope against hope.

And with good reason.

Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and
walked:

4 comments:

Mikey's God Talk said...

Jesus still works miricles today and will continue tomorrow as well.

Praise be unto Him!

NaNcY said...

Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the LORD

Psalm 31:24

One Sided said...

Perseverance

Desire

Faith

If you were to daily list these three in order of priority, I believe the list would be cconstantly changing.

flyawaynet said...

Mikey - AMEN!

Nancy - Amen as well. Thanks for the verse!

One-Sided - That's a good point. Some days I live more out of perseverance than anything else.