This water will transform everything it touches, bringing life, healing, and restoration. Jesus offers himself as the source of this living water which he will pour out upon his disciples in the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The signs and miracles which Jesus performed manifest the power and presence of God’s kingdom and they demonstrate the love and mercy God has for his people.
In the pool at Bethzatha we see an individual’s helplessness overcome by God’s mercy and power. On this occasion Jesus singles out an incurable invalid, helpless and hopeless for almost forty years.
He awakens hope when he puts a probing question to the man, “Do you really want to be healed?”
And he then orders him to “get up and walk!” God wants to free us from the power of sin and make us whole. But he will not force our hand against our will.
The first essential step towards growth and healing is the desire for change. If we are content to stay as we are, then no amount of coaxing will change us.
The Lord manifests his power and saving grace towards those who desire transformation of life in Christ.
The Lord approaches each of us with the same probing question: “Do you really want to be changed, to be set free from the power of sin, and to be transformed in my holiness?”