Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. John 5:2 NIV
Sheep Gate here refers to the entrance within Jerusalem through which sheep and other sacrificial animals were brought into the city. The word Bethesda translates as “house of mercy” (a place of healing). The five colonnades were to protect those lying in the area from the sun.
Where is your Bethesda? Where were you when Jesus healed you? Is your Bethesda part of your inside, maybe your heart or your soul? The Lord does heal those who humbly and repentantly come to Him!