The Poor Communicator At Bethesda

The Poor Communicator At Bethesda

He was paralyzed for 38 years. He expected healing at a pool in Bethesda. Typically, an angel would arrive at the pool, stir the water, and the first to get in would be made whole. That has been the method for years; nothing else matters for many.

Then one day, a Messiah came. He asked the man, “Do you want to get well?”

“Sir,” the man 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.”

Notice his answer: he had no one to get him into the water. Simply, he had no connection to Aso Rock, White House or the U.S. Embassy for visa.  Apparently, his healing must come via the same way – stirring water and jumping in, and the process must wait until the next angel arrives. Too bad, he did not know the grand commander of angels was before him.

 We have the same problem. Someone asks you “Do you need a job?” Then you quickly remind him that “Sir, I made a 2.2 and banks, oil & gas, and telcos have never invited me for an interview”.

Get over it. Do not make the path to success to become The Success. There are many routes. Not many would be as lucky as the paralytic man who despite his way-off answer received healing from Christ.

Communicate better. See the big picture. And advance.

John 5:2-9 New International Version (NIV)
2 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. 3 Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. [4] [b] 5 One who was there had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 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?”

7 “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.”

8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.

The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,

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