‘When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”’ – John 5:6
Really? Do you really, truly want to get well?
It should have been painfully obvious how much that man wanted to get well. Thirty-eight years of waiting for a miracle should have made the asking of such a question unsuitable, even ridiculous.
But it was not just that man’s physical condition that needed healing, for, if that were the case, why is it that, instead of answering “Yes! Yes, of course I do!” to Jesus’ question, the sick man made excuses one after the other? The truth of the matter is, Jesus, as the Great Physician heals not just what we think needs healing – but what He knows needs healing. He fixes what is broken. Broken hearts. Broken spirits. Broken bodies. Broken dreams. Broken faith.
We all have been broken, in one way or another. We all need healing – that type of healing that mends and turns: despair into peace, shame into honor, infirmity into vigor, disillusionment into comfort and fear into conviction.
So… do you really, truly want to get well? Ask. Believe. And He will give the healing that you truly need.
‘Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.”
Realize and receive the healing He is giving you. It is what you really, truly need.