March 20, 2012 by bobet888
When Jesus saw him lying there
and knew that he had been ill for a long time,
he said to him, “Do you want to be well?”
– John 5 : 1 – 16
|March 20, 2012 Bible Reading and Gospel|
…no sin – or life of sin – is too great for Jesus to cure. All that is needed is that we turn to him with a humble and contrite heart: “Lord, I am not worthy, but only say the word and I shall be healed.”
It was from the sick man’s admitting both his personal weakness and desire to plunge into the pool that moves Jesus to the point of compassion. This is the remedy to all of our illnesses: presenting ourselves to Christ as we truly are, with all of our weakness, and thus moving him to compassion.
Lord, help me to be humble of heart so you will heal me. Allow me to commit myself to live a life of humility.