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Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” JOHN 5:1-6


I think on the many who are broken, sick, and in need of all sorts of healing. Are we waiting on a supernatural experience or are we willing to step out on faith? When JESUS came to him the man’s first response was a complaint, how others go in before him and get healed. JESUS merely asked, “Will you be made whole?” Making it known, if he wanted to be healed, he could be. Opportunity was before him. All that was required of this man was to move. 


We too must move when opportunity is before us to be made whole. Whether it’s walking into church for the very first time, attending a Victory and Freedom Weekend, or whatever your next step is. I believe even today GOD is asking, “Will you be made whole?”


God, help me to see and act on the opportunities you put before me!

Written by Wendy Thomas, North Braddock Campus Connection Group Leader