John 5:8

8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked.”

Jesus was traveling in Jerusalem and encountered a man who had been sick for nearly 40 years. Jesus asked him if he wanted to be well and the man said yes. Jesus healed him right then.

Once the man was healed, Jesus could have said a number of things to him. It was not by accident that the first thing Jesus said was, “Get Up!”. Sometimes, even before we feel ready, God calls us to move. Even when this man had 40 years against him, Jesus was in his corner and with two words, changed his whole story

Jesus, help me to trust your voice when you tell me its time to move! If you say it is time to “Get Up”, then I am ready to follow you. Even if other voices try to be louder, help me to hear your voice above the noise. Amen.