John 5:3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 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?”
The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
This man laid by this pool for 38 years waiting for someone to "put him in the water" 38 opportunities to be healed. It seems like in 38 years he would be able to figure out a way, or practice before the year is out... Scoot very close something... But no, he was waiting on someone to "Put him in" the water.
Jesus comes and hears his excuse and asked him. "Do YOU WANT to be healed?" I seems like a crazy question I mean 38 years... Duh... Of course he wants to be healed. Or did he just like the attention he received from sympathy? Was he lacking the ability the think for himself?
I've asked myself the same questions. There's no secret that we've been given plenty of opportunities to win the MOST important tag team championships in the WORLD. The real question is do we REALLY want it?
Jesus simply told this man to "GET UP"
This opportunity is on us. No excuses ... We/I've set by the pool for too long. It's time to GET UP! No, its OVERTIME to GET UP!