Think how much the Father loves us. He loves us so much that he lets us be called his children, as we truly are. 1 John 3:1 (CEV)
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Later, Jesus went to Jerusalem for another Jewish festival. In the city near the sheep gate was a pool with five porches, and its name in Hebrew was Bethzatha (verses 1–2).
Many sick, blind, lame, and crippled people were lying close to the pool. Beside the pool was a man who had been sick for 38 years (verses 3–5).
When Jesus saw the man and realised that he had been crippled for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’ The man answered, ‘Lord, I don’t have anyone to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up. I try to get in, but someone else always gets there first.’ Jesus told him, ‘Pick up your mat and walk!’ Straightaway the man was healed. He picked up his mat and started walking around. The day on which this happened was a Sabbath (verses 6–9).
When the Jewish leaders saw the man carrying his mat, they said to him, ‘This is the Sabbath! No-one is allowed to carry a mat on the Sabbath.’ But he replied, ‘The man who healed me told me to pick up my mat and walk.’ They asked him, ‘Who is this man who told you to pick up your mat and walk?’ But he didn’t know who Jesus was, and Jesus had left because of the crowd. Later, Jesus met the man in the temple and told him, ‘You are now well. But don’t sin anymore or something worse might happen to you.’ The man left and told the leaders that Jesus was the one who had healed him (verses 10–15).
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