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
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