Last updated on July 3, 2018
|Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the “voice” behind the blogs. I’m also co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program with Dr. Kroll.
A little about me. I’m married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you’ll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow
The pool of Bethesda today is ruined, but in Jesus’ day, it was a very special place. It was a pool located near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem where sick people would gather waiting for an opportunity to be healed. You see the water would stir from time to time and the first person who could enter the pool while the water was moving would be healed.
In John 5:1-17 Jesus comes to the pool of Bethesda and sees a man who has been unable to walk for 38 years. This man has been coming to the pool year after year in hopes of getting healed but because he can’t walk, he can never get to the water when it stirs. Jesus speaks to this man and asks him if he wants to be healed. Of course, the man says yes, and then Jesus tells him “Get up, take up your bed, and walk” (vs. 8). Without hesitation, the man gets up and walks away healed.
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