The situation was chronic
He knew it was clearly endemic
He is now the talk of the town
By his disease he is now known
All hope was now gone
He was tired, weak and worn
‘Perhaps I will never be healed,
Perhaps my fate has been sealed
May be it is all over for me
May be God does not like me'
He began to see others as the problem
'Conniving to give me this my emblem
They are so uncaring, inconsiderate
Breezing past me, ever so desperate'
But Jesus came on the scene
And what happened, I have not seen
The hopeless became hopeful
The sorrowful became joyful
'He turned the hopeless situation
To my surprise and consternation
He made my dream come true
Because He is the Faithful and True.'
Joh:5:1: After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
Joh:5:2: Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
Joh:5:3: In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
Joh:5:4: For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
Joh:5:5: And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
Joh:5:6: When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
Joh:5:7: The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
Joh:5:8: Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
Joh:5:9: And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath. John5:1-9