The Great Physician
Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.
John's Gospel is different from the others in that his primary goal is not to give his readers a historical statement of the life of the Lord Jesus. John's purpose is to exalt the person of Jesus so that men believe on Him and be saved, John 20:30-31. In order to elevate Christ to the proper level, John presents the Lord Jesus in a new way in every chapter of his Gospel account. As we read through the pages of John's account, it is like visiting an art gallery, because we are looking at the portraits of Jesus in John's gallery. In today's Bible reading, John presents to us Jesus, The Great Physician.
Lord God, Thank You for the Gospel account of John, and for all the wonderful things we can learn from it's pages. Thank You, that John tells us of Your Son Jesus, who saves all who come to Him. Amen.