After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? (John 5:1-6)
Today's Morsel: Could you use a little bit on wholeness in your life today? If Jesus were to ask you if you wanted to be made whole, what would your answer be? Often, we may think that there are areas in our life that do not need correcting or changing, and so if Jesus were to ask us such a question, instead of saying yes, we may start to question Him as to what areas we need wholeness in. We may start giving Jesus our excuses the same as the man at the pool did when he said, "Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me." Jesus did not ask him about what was taking place at the pool, nor as to why he couldn't get into the water first, He simply asked him if he wanted to be made whole. Jesus already knew what had taken place in this man's life for 38 years. And He knows what you are going through, too. So when Jesus asks you a question, your reply should be either "Yes!" or "No!" You don't need to provide Him with an excuse, He already know all things before He asks us or we ask Him. When we are made whole, we become vessels of honor and fit for His use.
Sing: Make me an instrument , an instrument of worship, I lift up my hands in your name. All glory and honor, to Jesus forever, I lift up my hands in Thy name.