Notes from the Journey with the Disciples – 70

70. The man who was healed had no idea who it was (John 5:13).

How easily we overlook the most important part of our miracle–the One who gave it. It’s hard to blame a lame man for his excitement in being able to pick up his mat and walk, but to not have any idea who healed him when he had just had a conversation with his Healer, really? How quick are we to celebrate the answer to our prayers and forget the One who gave the answer? In the preceding verses, we see that this man was quick to blame others for his predicament, so how could he not focus on the One who gets credit for his healing? Yes, celebrate his healing, but it’s hard not to see his self-focus, no matter the condition of his legs.

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