• Joni

Day 11: Somebody Forgives Me


Once upon a time there was a man with no name,

yet was labeled as the

INVALID who

for thirty-eight years was laying by the healing pool with the others~

the sick

the lame

the blind

the paralyzed~

who were

"...waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had" (John 5:4).

Who would it be this time?

The one JESUS spoke to~

the INVALID~

"Do you want to be made well?” (John 5:6)

Now what a silly question to ask an INVALID

who was waiting for 38 years by the healing pool.

Or was it?

The INVALID responds that no one would help him into the pool.

Maybe he never asked anyone to help because

he was beyond hopeless and just embraced his hopeless state