You Gotta Wade Through Those Troubled Waters
“You gotta wade through those troubled waters, take hold of your life, put your feet into the messy places, and trust that you will move through the troubled waters to that place, that peace which passes all understanding.”
What are the troubled waters that you need to step into?
Soon another Feast came around and Jesus was back in Jerusalem. Near the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there was a pool, in Hebrew called Bethesda, with five alcoves. Hundreds of sick people—blind, crippled, paralyzed—were in these alcoves. One man had been an invalid there for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him stretched out by the pool and knew how long he had been there, he said, “Do you want to get well?”
The sick man said, “Sir, when the water is stirred, I don’t have anybody to put me in the pool. By the time I get there, somebody else is already in.”
Jesus said, “Get up, take your bedroll, start walking.” The man was healed on the spot. He picked up his bedroll and walked off.
This episode was written and recorded by Bishop Karen Oliveto. It was produced by Rev. Jim Keat. Background tracks include Button Mushrooms and Lollygag by Podington Bear, In Loving Remembrance by Outside the Sky, and Wade in the Water by The Tide Rose.
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