The sick man answered Him, ‘Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.’ – John 5:7
This man in our text has been left as last in the race to be healed. For 38 years, someone had always outsmarted him, outrun him, outperformed him and outwitted him. He must have felt like a failure and a good-for-nothing. He must have despaired of ever getting healed, because he was for once, confronted with his limited abilities, compared to his contemporaries.
However God had his eyes on him and had a plan to heal him that would not respect the natural order of ‘effort equals results,’ but will be after the supernatural order of ‘God’s help equals results;’ for it is not of him who wills or runs…
Don’t be deceived by your disadvantages; you may not have any man who can act as a ‘godfather’ to move you further in life but you have ‘God the Father’ Who supersedes all men. We serve a God who has both a plan and a place for even the last. The world is yet to see you at your best. Take your eyes away from your weakness and away from your lack of human help. Fix your eyes on Jesus, the One who has the power to heal, promote, deliver, help, etc., those who in themselves cannot help themselves.
The world may call you last but God will yet make your life a wonder and a miracle in Jesus name!
May the MIRACULOUS hand of God be seen in your life this Monday!
Romans 5:16, Ecclesiastes 9:11 and Matthew 20:6-16.
* Ask that by the mercy of God, you will be uplifted from every disadvantaged position you have found yourself today
* Thank God for being a Father who has plans to bring you out of every helpless situation.