Jesus Heals a Man by the Pool of Bethesda
One day, Jesus went up to Jerusalem to celebrate a Jewish feast. In Jerusalem, there was a pool called Bethesda which had five porches.
A large crowd of sick people were always laid there including the blinds, lames and paralyzes to wait for the water to be stirred. This is because an angel always goes down to the pool at a certain season to stir it. Whosoever that goes in first will be cured of whatever disease he had.
There was a man who had been paralyzed for thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, he said, “Do you want to be healed?”
The man replied, “Sir, there was no one to carry me when the water was being stirred.”
Jesus said to him, “Arise! Take your mat and walk home.” At once, the man was cured. He picked up his mat and walked.
Now the day Jesus healed the paralytic man was on the Sabbath so they said to him, “Today is the Sabbath. You are not allowed to carry your mat.”
However, he replied, “The man who healed me told me to pick up my mat and walk.”
So they asked him, “Who is this man that healed you?”
The man didn’t know it was Jesus who made him well because Jesus quickly disappeared into the crowd that was there.
After that, Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “Sin no more or something worst will happen to you.”
The man returned and told everyone it was Jesus who healed him.