As I gazed outside his window,
it appeared desolate and bleak to me.
He softly whispered,
"I saw an Angel come down and stir the sea."
My eyes filled with tears,
as I turned around and looked into his.
I saw the reflection in his eyes...
As the moon
danced upon the water,
There are times in our life, that we need to look into another's eyes, to see our situation from a different perspective. As these beautiful words were spoken to me, they gave me hope, in all that I couldn't see.
For weeks I had pondered his words. They carried me through a tough situation, that I was going through. I also prayed during that time and that's when I envisioned the 'Pools of Bathesda.'
The 'Pools of Bethesda' was a place, where people would gather and wait for an Angel to come down and stir the water, in order for them to receive a miracle. There were five porches leading into the water. Interesting, because the number five represents GRACE and I think we could all use a little more grace.
During that season when the Angel would come down and stir the water, the people would rush towards the water and try to be the first one into the pool. Whomever stepped into the water first, would be healed of whatever sickness, disease, infirmity, or sorrow, they may be going through.
WOW! Could you imagine that? Imagine walking around and seeing all these people, blind, crippled, sick, heartbroken, etc., just sitting there, waiting for a miracle. They were just staring at the water and waiting for it to be stirred, as their lives were passing them by.
Jesus walked through, these very same people and He was moved with COMPASSION.
As Jesus was walking through the crowd, He saw a man that had been there for many, many years. He asked the man, "Do you want to be made well?" The man answered, "Sir, I have no man to put me in the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I am coming, another steps down before me." Jesus said, "Rise, take up your bed and walk" and immediately the man was made well and he took up his bed and walked.
The amazing thing to me is, that Jesus simply asked him if he wanted to be made well? He had been waiting by the pool for years, why wouldn't he want to be made well???
Interesting... Jesus just asked him this simple yes or no question. Instead of answering "yes," this man began telling Him, all of the reasons why he couldn't be healed and that no one would help him. Jesus then told him, to get up and walk. His WORDS healed him.
I think there are a lot of people today, that can relate to this man. They are sitting around in a desolate place and their circumstances that surround them, seem to look impossible to overcome. They are focusing on all of the reasons, why they can't be healed, or why they can't get out of this place.
Maybe they have settled in their situation and have become accustomed to living that way... or perhaps they are just stuck and they need someone to help them? Whether it be an addiction, a sickness, financial difficulties, a broken heart, or depression, there are many people sitting around, waiting for the water to be stirred.
The stirring of the water, is like a ripple effect... it expands. Much like encouragement spreads. Maybe, all of us need to widen our lens and cause this STAGNANT water to be stirred, inside the hearts of others.
What if, we were all moved by COMPASSION and we took some time to encourage each other, by simply saying... "Don't give up, I'm here for you, It's never too late, Don't sit here any longer, You can do it, You will make it through this, Get up... Walk."
Sometimes, all you need is just one WORD of encouragement, or one person to BELIEVE in you, to make all the difference in the world.
So let me ask you...
What do you SEE?
it can't just be bullshit.
Follow Nikki Sixx:
Sixx:A.M. ~ Accidents Can Happen
"Take some time, learn to breathe
And remember what it means
To feel alive, to believe
Something more than what you see"