In Christ Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda we see anguish and frustration on the paralytic man’s face as he explains to Jesus that he has sat at the pool for nearly 40 years and has never been able to get to the pool first. Upon observing the paralytic’s condition, it is evident that he has basically opted to live at the pool of Bethesda and this is evident by the few possessions next to his bed. He has a cane, a plate, and a pitcher: very basic necessities. We also see Jesus extending his hand to the man instructing him to get up and walk.
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