As I understand It – 1 John 1:7 (NIV)

7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

CONSTANT GOD – Hanging Out at the Pool

April 20, 2010

Great spot! Sunshine, light breeze, scenery (get it?). Beverages, snacks, scenery – all become the point, the reason to be there.

Gotta be there! Who’d miss it? The place to be! They’re all there! Healing? An afterthought. Observation for troubled water? An interference with hanging out, tampering with the mood.
A request for assistance? A little self-reliance, please —just roll in; you’ll be a better man for it.

Don’t mess with this!
This is our thing!
Nothing against healing … my way!
Now move! You’re blocking the scenery.

John 5:2-9 (KJV) Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. {3} In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.{4} For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.{5} And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.{6} When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?{7} The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.{8}Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.{9} And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.