This seems a silly question to ask someone who is sick. But Jesus asked this question to the crippled man at the Pool called Bethesda. He had been their many years making his living from begging from the visitors.

People in poor Asian countries have been known to fake sickness or refuse treatment in order to obtain a living from begging.

BUT the man who met Jesus by the pool readily pleaded for Jesus to make him better. Jesus told him to ” Get up and walk”. He obeyed this request and his faith was rewarded by being made fully better.

Jesus tells you and me that we can also be made better from the inner sickness in our lives arising from our sins.

But unlike the crippled man, many do not say yes. You see they want to stay in their sinful state and not commit their hearts and lives to the Lord Jesus and so they remain in their crippled state. They are unwilling to agree that they are lost sinners, who can only be made well by the saving death of Jesus. They are comfy with their sinful state.

however following this route results in eternal separation from God. Not a comfortable situation at all.

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO JESUS WHEN HE ASKS “DO YOU WANT TO BE MADE BETTER”?