The impotent man at the pool of Bethesda was waiting for a moving of the waters. How this ailing world today looks to movements, political and social, to alleviate its sick and sad condition! Furthermore, that man waited for a man: “I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool…” (John 5:7). How ailing humanity looks today to this messiah and that, this false Christ and that, for its deliverance! All the while, there stood by the cripple the Master, asking, “Wilt thou be made whole?” (John 5:6). This world is one vast pool of Bethesda with its impotent millions looking to movements and men but not to the Master.