I Have No Man, Pt. 2

And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.  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?  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.

John 5:5-7

We looked yesterday at this story of the impotent (powerless) man who could not get into the pool to get healing.  We compared his situation to our situation.  In both cases, we were powerless and hopeless.  And in both cases, the Lord Jesus came to us, and helped and healed us.  But we can also look at this story from another angle.

Verse 7 is a sad verse: “Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool…”  This man could not get himself into the pool.  There was healing in that pool, but he could not get there.  All he needed was a friend who would be willing to help him to the pool.  We do not know for certain how many years he had been there waiting, but if someone had been his friend and helped him, he could have been healed long before this story took place.

The sad fact that he had no friend who would help him to the pool can be mirrorred in the lives of many people around us.  There are people all around us who desperately need healing.  And they desperately need help getting that healing.  But they “have no man…” to help them.  If we know the Lord Jesus, we can help.  We have the answer.  We can be that friend who helps them.

This saying, “Sir, I have no man…” should not need to be repeated by those around us.

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