Jesus’ Life: Chapter 8 – Jesus’ Ministry In Galilee (Part 3)
It was a Sabbath and as Jesus approached one of the entry gates to Jerusalem, he met a man who had been disabled for 38 years. Jesus said to him, “Do you want to be well”.
The man explained to Jesus how he waited every day to get into the nearby “healing pools” but because of his disabilities, as soon as the gates opened someone else would quickly move in front of him and occupy his place. Jesus said to him, “Stand up! Pick up your mat and walk”. The man was immediately healed.
When some Jewish Leaders saw the man carrying his mat, they told him it was forbidden to do so on the Sabbath. He replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’” They then asked who the man was but he was unable to say as Jesus had slipped among the crowds. (John 5:2-15)
Although Jesus healed many with physical disabilities, his primary mission was to heal people’s souls.
Lord Jesus, when I stumble, give me the courage to get up and go forward with an even greater determination to never sin again. Thank You, Jesus.
Prayer: Michael The Archangel
Holy Michael the Archangel,
defend us in the day of battle.
Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust down to hell satan
and all the wicked spirits
who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.