When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”
To give some background about this verse, in pool called Bethesda the Lord would send down an angel and that angel would stir up the water and it would heal anyone from any illness. When Jesus saw a man lying there and He asked “do you want to get well?” The old man had been waiting 38 years for a blessing but had no one to place him in the water. Every time he tried someone would run in before he could get in. Jesus told the man to stand up and go home. Instantly the man was healed. This story teaches me about the power of faith and patience. Sometimes you pray your hardest and things may not go your way. God is always listening and with faith and patience you will get your prayer answered. If this man could wait 38 years for a blessing, we must learn from him and stay the course no matter how many people run in front of you an steal a blessing. I am confident that your blessing will come. God bless you all!