Devotion of the Day


Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
John 5:7

This poor man had been waiting for his chance to get into the healing waters for a long, long time. Today a crippled and infirm world crowds the pools of Bethesda. But how many never quite make it to healing and release! Whatever they seek, somebody else beats them to it.

In the presence of the Son of God this man was bemoaning the fact that he had no one to help him: “Sir, I have no man…” Are you waiting for human help to get you to your heart’s desire? Better than all angel-troubled waters, better than the vain help of man, there stands One saying, “Wilt thou be made whole?”

Never were earth’s pools of Bethesda as crowded as today. But you do not have to wait for an angel – some strange unearthly intervention – nor for a man – mere human assistance. Greater than angels or men, Jesus is at hand. Put your case in His hands and do His bidding. Men turn today to the supernatural in unguided mysticism and to the human in unspiritual psychiatry. All that you need is Jesus.

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