Every time I read John 5 and the miraculous story that took place at the pool of Bethesda, I gain some interesting insight. I remember one of the first times I read the story and Jesus’ words “Do you want to get well?” totally took me off guard. WOW – “what a crazy question to ask”, I thought at the time. Read HERE for how it spoke to me in November of 2007.
But as I was reading this morning lost in the story once again, something else struck me. You can read the story beginning in John 5. After this miracle takes place, you read the Jewish leaders find out about the healing and were not happy. How could they not be happy? This wasn’t just any ordinary healing. This man had been disabled, homeless and sitting by the pool for 38 years. But yet . . . these leaders were so stuck on “their” agenda that they totally missed what Jesus had just done! They didn’t even see or recognize this amazing miracle. It’s as if their eyes were totally shut to seeing the incredible healing that had just taken place.
My heart paused for a moment when I read that. I’m not a Jewish leader. I’m not bent on the “rules” of the Sabbath. I don’t seek out people and scold them for the way the come to know Jesus.
BUT, what God spoke to me was that I too have my own issues. I can get so wrapped up in my agenda that I take my eyes of Him. I run so fast some days from one thing to the next that I don’t stop to see God working around me. I set out towards fulfilling a vision God has placed within me and lose sight of what Jesus is doing right here, right now around me. I miss seeing the miracles He is performing in my own life, and those around me.
So I’m hear to say that today I’m going to run through life with my eyes wide-opened looking for every amazing miracle I can find!
I don’t want to miss the miracles!