'Bethesda' Tagged Posts

'Bethesda' Tagged Posts

TENDER MERCIES

The trigger for the attack of the Jewish leaders against Jesus in this morning’s chapter from John’s Gospel was His healing of a man who spent 38 years of his life unable to walk.  With a single word, Jesus healed him. Jesus worked a great many miracles of healing during His earthly ministry.   But have you ever wondered why these miracles seemed so selective? What about…

WAITING FOR JESUS

John, chapter 5, calls the place Bethesda – “House of Mercy.”  It was Jerusalem’s hospital for the blind, the lame, the paralyzed – not far from the gate through which shepherds brought their sheep to market.  Five covered porches offered shelter from the heat of the sun, the sandy winds and the occasional cold rain. But that was about it. There were no nurses…