“Do You Wish To Get Well?”

“Do you wish to get well?”
Sounds like a somewhat ridiculous question, doesn’t it?
But it’s not.
That’s what Jesus asked the man who was lying at the Pool of Bethesda.
The man had been lame since birth. He laid around the pool of Bethesda hoping to get in when the waters stirred in order that he could be healed. But, because he was lame, he was never able to move quick enough to get in.
So, Jesus asked the man, “Do you want to get well?”
The man replied that “Yes, he wished to get well.”
So, the Bible says Jesus healed him.
There are lots of people who have various kinds of sickness who do not wish to get well. Now, you might think, “Well, that’s ridiculous. Why would someone WANT to remain ill?”
Some may be  sick with an addiction. Getting well for them, means stopping the use of drugs or alcohol and they cannot fathom life without those drugs. So, they remain sick. They reason that “everyone has a problem of some sort and there’s is an addiction.” So, they remain sick.
Some may be sick spiritually. They are unsaved. They have heard the gospel but, becoming a Christian means changing the way they are living and they don’t want to do that. So, they remain sick.
Some are sick physically. But, they wish to remain sick because maybe, being sick brings them some attention that they love.
Some are sick emotionally. They have lots of issues they need to work through but doing that requires telling someone about their problems and they aren’t willing to do that. So, they just remain sick.
Maybe someone reading this is sick and maybe you can identify with one of the applications I made. Jesus wants to make you well. But you have to turn your life over to Him. He is more than able and willing to help you. If you are willing to let Him help you.
So, do you wish to get well?
The choice is yours.

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