Waiting for Angels

The Musings of Cate Morris

There they were–the masses of broken people. Their diseases and handicaps were varied, but their hope was the same. They gathered here at this place every day by whatever means could get them there, because the word on the street was that some people who came to this place left completely healed.

The Pool of Bethesda is what I am talking about. John 5:1-9 tells us of this pool near the sheep gate in Jerusalem where all of the lame, sick, diseased and broken would come because at a certain season, an angel of the Lord would come down and stir the waters of the pool. Whoever was the first person to get into the pool when the waters were stirred would be healed.  This is where Jesus comes and encounters a man who has been lame for 38 years.  Jesus begins a dialogue with this man by asking him…

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