In John 5 Jesus comes to the pool where people are waiting for the waters to be stirred. The first one into the pool once the waters were stirred was supposed to be healed. Superstitious if you ask me but oh well.
So Jesus asks the guy that’s been there the longest, “Do you want to get well?” What does the man do? He goes back to the superstition. “I have no one to help me into the pool…” And all along the answer was starring him in the face. Do we do that? Do we look past Jesus to the fad of the moment and place hope in that?
Let’s be sure as we lead our churches not to set up superstitions/fads/programs that claim to be the answer. We must always remind ourselves that Jesus is the ONLY answer. Pretty simple. But simple is difficult.