It always amazes me when reading scripture that if I keep the right perspective on who Jesus is then what is being said makes more sense. Take the question he asked the lame man, “Do you want to be healed.” If we consider this story (John 5:1-5) and how long this man laid next to this pool begging and hoping for a miracle we would think how insensitive and uncaring the question. Of course the man wants to be healed. Yet, Jesus knows his heart and he wants to heal the right ailment. Look at the man’s response.
“The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.”” (John 5:7, ESV)
The man’s response was all wrong, he was counting on someone to help him and that failed, he was counting on superstition or worse demonic when the waters were stirred and that failed. Then Jesus responds, “Get up.” This is a command from the Lord and the man got up.
Is Jesus asking you today if you want to be healed. Like the man in the story are we looking for help from other sources and like the lame man these all will fail. Jesus wants you to be healed and he commands healing in your life if we will be obedient and get up this Monday and go into the world healed for all to see. That’s what happened with the lame man he boldly marched through the streets and people took note that this man was healed. The healing we need today is from the leading cause of death in the world SIN! Everyone who dies experiences death because sin came into the world and with sin death just as God said. Jesus asks today, “Do you want to be healed?”