Scripture: John 4-6
John is so full! If we do this again, we should do a whole month on John! But, what really got to me was the story of the man beside the pool. He was sitting there and so sick that he couldn’t get into the pool in time. This was a pool that he believed would heal him! But Jesus said, “Take up your mat and go!” Be healed. And he was! But then, the Naysayers got onto the man and said asked him why he was “working” on a Sabbath! Unbelievable!
Application: So often when we do things, there are people who want to steal our joy! No matter how wonderful what we do might be, they tell us that there’s a problem with it. That its wrong. Or bad. Who in your life is telling you that you can’t? that you aren’t good enough? That things are wrong? Who in your life is trying to tell you do something opposite of Jesus? Let us all take up our mats and go, not listening to the naysayers!
Prayer: Healing Christ—Make us strong enough to follow you. No matter what the crowds say. No matter what the world tells us. Let us all take up our mats and go! Amen