2nd April 2019 Tuesday 4th Week of Lent
Ezekiel 47:1-9, John 5:1-16
‘Do you want to be well again?’
Jesus saw a crippled man by the pool, and he went up to him and asked, ‘Do you want to be well again?’
Today, Jesus is asking us, ‘Do you want to be well again?’ This question implies choosing a different way -- new challenges, an uncertain future, letting go of living in our comfort zones, etc. Jesus wants to heal us and make us well again, whole again, free again, happy again, fruitful again. We are not meant to be crippled in our life of faith.
The words of Jesus to the crippled man are meant for us today, ‘Get up, pick up your sleeping mat and walk.’ In this time of Lent, let us take the courage to “be well again.”