Day 281

Today’s Reading – John 5

When Jesus saw him lying there, knowing that he had already been there a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”  John 5:6 CEB

What a great question – “Do you want to get well?”

The easy answer is yes, but what if you don’t know your sick?

That’s the real problem.

This man knew he was not well and wanted healed.

Jesus healed his physical problem, but also his spiritual one.

The illness is sin. The prognosis is death.

That’s been the problem from the beginning.

And yet, now there is this One who asks, “Do you want to get well?”

Well? Do you?

Aren’t you tired of all the offers to heal you – to make you feel better?

They work for awhile, but then they wear off.

This is an eternal healing.

Lasts forever.

Won’t wear off.

“Do you want to get well?”


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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