29TH MARCH 2022
Ezk 47:1-9,12, Jn 5:1-16
GOD USES WATER TO HELP US UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF HIS HEALING MESSAGE
In todays first reading, God showed Ezekiel a detailed vision of water flowing out from God’s temple – or perhaps better defined as flowing out from God himself. Ezekiel adds one more interesting detail, that when the water touches the sea, it cleanses everything it touches, as the salt water becomes fresh. Through us, God’s love grows and expands to a much greater impact than we could ever have imagined.
We often fail to take advantage of God’s living water available to us. We fail to notice and then act upon the opportunities we are giving each day to point people to Jesus. Water certainly is a basic requirement of physical life.Throughout the Psalms, God used the power of water to help us understand the power of His cleansing message.
In the gospel Jesus healed a man Who was paralyzed, being unable to walk and take care of himself. Others neglected him as he sat there by the pool, hoping for kindness and attention. Jesus sees him and gives him His full attention. His physical paralysis is an image of the result of sin in our lives. When we sin we “paralyze” ourselves. Look at your sin, allow Jesus to see it, and listen to Him speak words of healing and freedom. May we discover Jesus' healing power in our lives. Be blessed.