Paralysis – Sherri Guenther Trautwein

 November 3, 2019

Scripture: John 5: 1-18

What happens when we can’t move? In John 5, we read about a man who suffered from bodily paralysis and the ways his life was impacted by his physical reality. We also read about religious leaders who suffered from a sort of spiritual paralysis – an inability to shift their thinking from one accepted norm to something different when faced with Jesus’ way of doing things. How does Jesus engage these individuals? How might his words and actions speak to us when we feel like we can’t move?