The parable of the paralyzed man who sits by the pool and watches everyone else go in John 5:3-9
3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.[c] 5 One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” 7 The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, and while I am going another steps down before me.” 8 Jesus said to him, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.” 9 And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked.3 In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed.[c]
My heart broke when I saw the Joni and Friends movie Ebenezer. One segment shows a small crippled boy sitting, watching his friends play. It’s thrilling to see Ebenezer’s transformation when he receives his wheelchair.
The rest of the movie is about the process of how the Chair Cor department of Joni and Friends collects wheelchairs, crutches and walkers. After the equipment is refurbished a team of people distributes it to people in other countries.
I’ve had mobility issues all my life. Wheels for the World is very important to me. I’d like to have the ability drive various places to pick up donations but I can’t. I discovered times of discouragement over what I can’t do, turns into joy as God shows me how to help.
A couple of months ago, I noticed that Facebook posted that when it was your Birthday, you could do a fundraiser through them. So that’s what I did, and it was very successful. The scripture reminds me of how Jesus heals our hearts He takes away our excuses us and shows us ways we can to serve others.
Are there things you feel the Lord is asking?
If you feel unable to you to do ask Him what’s hindering you. Receive His healing so you can receive the joy of serving Him.