Have you ever received a very important invitation or life-changing offer? One of such great significance that you could not refuse? In John chapter 5, we see such an offer. God’s Word tells us about a man who had a significant infirmity. He was an invalid for 38 years and was lying on his mat begging and waiting for a miracle. Jesus saw this man and asked him, “Do you want to get well?” There it is, don’t miss it! Jesus, the Son of God, asks him if he wants to get well.
Now, I am thinking duh, of course he wants to get well! However, look at the man’s response in v.5. “Sir”, he replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred and while I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me”. There it is. Jesus is offering this man an invitation, a life-changing offer, to get well and his response is that of an excuse! He says he has no one to help him. Jesus then said, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” Verse 9, says, “At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked”.
May I encourage you with scripture? Jesus gives you the same invitation today.
It is sad to see how many times our response to this offer can be an excuse as to why we cannot be healed. Sometimes, it is even possible for us to enjoy the comfort of our mats!
Jesus cares and wants to heal you in the places where your heart is damaged and you are locked up or pulled away in relationships. Jesus not only heals our spiritual sin issues, he wants to heal our emotional heart issues as well. Jesus can speak to depression, anxiety, bitterness, brokenness, helplessness, hopelessness and so much more. Maybe it is time to realize that Jesus is inviting you to accept a life-changing offer. “Do you want to get well?”
If you, or a loved one, are struggling, we want to care about your story and pain with the love of Christ. John chapter 5, is not just a Bible story, it is a Bible truth! Jesus loves you and He is asking you if you want to get well.