John 5:5-7 – One man was near the pool who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” The sick man answered him, “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.”
I thought of our patients when I read these verses this morning. I believe people come through our doors who have answered Jesus’ question with a yes. Our job is to lovingly help them into and exam room, into a nutrition class, into our behavioral health center or into a dental chair – whatever they need to achieve their highest level of wellness.
Loving God, help us to make the people we meet today to feel as though they are important to us, that each one has a place at the front of our line. Amen.