When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”

JOHN 5 v 6 NIV

These last few days into the year, I believe God has been calling my attention to wholeness. As a body of Christ, we have to keep yielding to the Holy Spirit daily to become whole.

In the King James Version of the Bible, the word whole is often used to describe Jesus’ work of physical healing. When the Lord encountered a man who had been an invalid for 38 years, He asked, “Wilt thou be made whole?” (John 5v5-6 KJV). After Jesus healed the man, He challenged him to also embrace spiritual wholeness:

“See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you”

JOHN 5 v 14 KJV

God’s path to wholeness is more than looking within ourselves. It’s facing our sin and looking to Christ for forgiveness. Real wholeness is not easy, but it is rewarding.

Brokenness can lead to wholeness.

If we only want something Jesus can do for us, our relationship with Him will be limited. When we want Jesus Himself, He brings completeness to our lives. Christ wants, first and foremost, to make us whole.

Jesus is not a crutch for the weak. He is the source of new spiritual life! When we’re broken, He can make us new and whole (Psalm 119 v 75).

Only Jesus can give wholeness to a broken life.

What is on your heart that you need to talk with God about? Bring Him your brokenness and ask Him to make you whole.

MEDITATION

When God begins His work in us,
He leaves no stone unturned;
He points out sins both large and small
Until each one is spurned.

— DJD