Cradle My Heart Today | Susie’s story 5-9-17
Jesus goes out of his way to help us move away from the pain of the past. Listen now:
Susie couldn’t imagine a close and personal relationship with Jesus because of several abortions in her past. She feared rejection or worse, indifference.
But Jesus cares.
He often let people interrupt him, especially the needy and hard cases. He once even put his spiritual agenda at risk for the sake of a crippled man, jeopardizing Jesus’ trip to the temple on a special feast day. But he didn’t let that stop him.
Susie found that Jesus is not afraid of our neediness after abortion either. He is here to help.
How will you respond, knowing that the Lord has made you his priority today?
Jesus asked the crippled man at the pool of Bethesda if he wanted to get well. Instead of answering directly, the man spoke of his limitations. Jesus shows our limitations are no match for God’s power to heal and make us new.
Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda[a] and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
“Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.”
Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. John 5: 1-7
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