Do you want to get well? John 5:6b (NIV)
Seems like a rather strange question to ask a sick person. Does it not? But it’s easy to find comfort even in a place of sickness and be satisfied to just complain. While most people would readily seek physical wellness, one can easily overlook the “sick” ideologies, attitudes, and heart conditions that govern our lives. For we all can think of some good reason why we have the right to be in that condition. Just as He did for the lame man at the pool, Jesus offers us the opportunity to lay aside all the reasons why. And He asks do you want to get well?