My husband and I have been watching The Chosen series, produced by Dallas Jenkins since earlier this year. We are in the second season now and finished recently watching the fourth episode. This depicts the story of the man at the Pool of Bethesda. This man hurt for years because he was unable to walk. He believed as everyone else did at the pool, that he could be healed. Then, Jesus came along and spoke to him and said “You only need me.”
What are you going through today where you learn that there is a solution: You only need me?(Jesus).
I have to say, that our family has been through several interesting and difficult circumstances this year. In the first six months of this year, we have had blood clots, surgery on a young child and cancer for my mother in law.
After having a year of the Covid-19 pandemic last year, I anticipated that we would have a calmer year. Well, it hasn’t been calmer. Circumstances are still coming one right after another, very strange and unexpected.
This fourth episode of the second season of The Chosen, really made an impression on me. As I watched, I realize that in many areas of life, people like to offer us solutions to our problems. And not only physical problems like illnesses and disabilities. We listen often to their solutions.
Solutions Besides Jesus
Some solutions to our problems include which medicines to take, what course of treatment to be on. Just talk to this person or that person. Just read this material. Or yes, that will give you the answer. Then we want someone to do a favor for us like the crippled man did for thirty-eight years. He is upset is that no one even helped him get down to the water at the “right” time so that he would be healed.
The crippled man(Jesse) in The Chosen even asks Jesus “will you take me to the water?” He believed that Jesus taking him to the water was the actual solution, but it was NOT. However, the actual solution was for him to listen to Jesus when he told him to “get up, pick up his bed and walk.”(John 5). The episode of The Chosen is powerful and I recommend you watch it HERE.
Are you and I listening to Jesus, God and His Word when we come across really hard times? Do we take God at His Word and read it? What is His solution to our difficult situations? How do we live our lives, in obedience to His Word?
You Only Need Me, He Is Our Solution
He really does have our best interest in mind. He loves us and gave His life for us. Nothing to harm us. Will you follow His solution and believe that we only need Him?