Re:Verse reading–John 5:1-30 (day one)
“After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. . .and Jesus saw him. . .and asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’ “–v 1, 6.
Christmas Eve, 2018. I hope you and your family will be in worship tonight. It is a holy day.
John 5 presents Jesus in a similar setting. The Lord delighted in the feast days that celebrated the saving acts of God. God’s word instructs families/culture to carry and teach “His story” to each succeeding generation. Even with the growing danger in Jerusalem, Jesus journeyed to be present.
While there (once again, John’s gospel has the “feel” of an eye-witness account) Jesus “saw” a man in desperate need and engaged him with life-giving words.
We do well to cherish the same hope. Tonight, when we gather, the Lord will be there and will see our need and speak life to us.
It is a holy day.