He had been subject to a protracted and excruciating life of suffering. He was well aware of the unrelenting persistence of human misery. If anyone had a reason to feel betrayed by God, this man did.
But then he met Jesus.
At Jesus’ command, this man who hasn’t walked for 38 years is suddenly on his feet. But this healing brings many questions. Why this man and not another? Why was he suffering in the first place? And what would this man do now he could walk?
About David Helm
David Helm is Pastor of Holy Trinity Church Hyde Park in Chicago and Chairman of the board of the Charles Simeon Trust. He is also a council member for The Gospel Coalition.