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At once the man was cured; he picked 
up his mat and walked. - John 5:9 (NIV)

It was the Sabbath. Jesus and the disciples were in Jerusalem when they encountered a number of people who were blind, sick, and lame waiting by the pool of Bethesda. These people believed that its water possessed healing powers. While walking by the pool, Jesus encountered a man who had...

Today's Prayer
Father God, thank you for being with us; we cannot make it on our own. Amen.

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Today's Reading
John 5:1-9

Thought for the Day

Christ stands ready to help me.

Prayer Focus

someone who shows me 
 the love of Christ


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