John 5 tells the wonderful story of Jesus healing of the man who had been an invalid for 38 years. This excavation shows the ruins of the Pool of Bethesda -- with a Byzantine and later a Crusader Church built over it, spanning the pools. The video below begins looking down into the southern of the two pools -- and then scans over the remains of the churches.
I spent some time here praying and reflecting on Jesus power to heal -- and his desire to make each of us whole. The healed man had spent 38 years in his illness, bound by superstition and fear. Jesus breaks into that setting -- offering wholeness and salvation. And so the question is raised -- What does the Lord long to heal in my life that I am holding back on?