“Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:5-6
Are you familiar with the account of the disabled man, troubled by illness for 38 years? He’s the guy sitting by a pool of water near the Sheep's Gate in Jerusalem – a story written about in John 5.
Now, I was born with a mild brain injury. It’s called Cerebral Palsy and it has affected my mobility, my vision, and some other 'wiring problems' inside me for over 38 years now. So I can relate to this man very well.
And I'm not exaggerating when I say that if Jesus had walked up to me and asked, "Do you want to be made well?", as He did with the man in the story, I'd of course reply in my holiest voice, "Umm...I'm sorry...Have we met before??"
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