Waiting on the world to change

Jesus: “Would you like to get well?”

Sick man: ” I can’t. There’s no one to put me in the pool. Someone always gets there ahead of me.”

Jesus: “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk.” Jn. 5:6-8

Waiting for help and watching others reach the pool first had to be frustrating for this guy. “I can’t because…” can become a way of life. We can feel trapped and defeated by the process but Jesus can bypass the process entirely. When Jesus gives proactive instructions like “stand up and walk,” it means that we can.

OK, Lord, no more waiting, no more excuses.