We go to the altar. We go to the healing pool. John 5:6 says “When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there along time, he said to him ‘Do you want to be made well?'” We need to be healed. If one plan doesn’t work, just try another. Work harder, try a new relationship, a new move, a second career. This man that lay beside the pool had been there for 38 years. He could not get into the pool right after the pool had been stirred.
There is a difference between being worked about brokenness and wanting to be well. We can not let God take it away. The brokenness becomes our friend, the only thing we can count on. So Jesus’ question still persists. Do you really want to become healed? Jesus didn’t do anything to distract him from his brokenness. What Jesus did was heal him. Barnes in WHEN GOD INTERRUPTS says “The Bible promises that Jesus will heal the sickness in our souls. Sometimes when Jesus heals us it is different then what we think we are asking for. Can we see him? Can we hear him calling out to us? Ge up. Take your mat and walk. Walk away from the hurt. Walk with one who walks with a Savior. “
The last statement just hit me. Do we walk like we are walking with the Savior? Good Question.