Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool ... " John 5:5-7a

Like this man, lying at the Pool of Bethesda day after day, there are many who wish for a miracle, but have no one to put them into the pool where they might be healed. As you go throughout out your day, be attentive to those around you. Lend a smile, offer a helping hand, perform a random act of kindness. It might just be what someone needs to make it through another day; it might just bring about the miracle they are seeking. The hand you extend might be the hope that brings life and healing to another person.

Lord, at times we can be so self-focused; sometimes we seem to be the center of our own little universe. We miss what's going on around us simply because we don't want to look beyond ourselves. Lord, turn our attention outward. Grant us a greater sensitivity to the needs of those around us. Though we might not have all the answers, we may see that we just might be the one answer someone else needs for a miracle. Help us, Lord, to help others. Amen.

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