If you remember my last post, it was about the man at the pool of Bethsaida. To my utter surprise I am still stuck at this pool, staring at this man. (what else to do, we all are in this lock-down right! 🤪)
I want to ask him; Dear Uncle, What were you thinking while answering Jesus? 🤔
Jesus’s question to this man who was waiting for a miracle at the pool from the last 38 long years was: ” Do you want to be healed?”
Actually Jesus asked to his heart if it has any desire to be healed. It was evident that now this cure was neither a need nor a want as he is surviving with this situation somehow. Like all of us are doing or asked to do nowadays. Even the enlightened minds of this world are asking the people to just survive if they can ” Survival of the fittest” is the new norm.🙄
So this man gave an invalid answer which was a list of obstacles, but Jesus overlooks his answer. Jesus knew everything this man had been through since the dawn of his life. May be rejections from family and friends, struggle for survival, jealousy because of other’s success and anger of his perpetual failure. These ugly truths caused this guy to compromise on his wants and he was “OK” with the mere survival!
Actually this vibe matches pretty well with us at various levels. when opportunity rings our door bell we usually dial 911😰 or few brave people obstructs with some logical reasoning and critical analysis. 🙄Science confirms that there are solid reasons for this kind of attitude. Our wretched mind being constantly exposed to toxicity – be it rejections, comparisons, viruses, stress, bosses, friend’s fancy Instagram post, 24/7 news channels or anything for that matter which can cause an irrevocable kind of wiring issue inside our mind.
This mind glitch is irrevocable as it usually remains unidentified and even if it is acknowledged, nowadays it’s correction is no more a need and not even a want! we are anyways surviving, or the world has trained us to survive with this technical issue.
This man’s answer might have been wrong but the One who heard him was right. The best thing happened to him was; His ignorance was exposed to the source of the knowledge. His darkness was exposed to the source of the light.
Damaged and irreparable mind is not an issue for the creator. He will renew it as a brand new mind not just for a temporary survival but good for minimum an eternity!
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
Romans 12: 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Wish you all an amazing month of June!🤩