WHO IS JESUS? HE WHO MADE ME WHOLE!
An adequate answer is beyond the scope of this post. Perhaps it is beyond the scope of the entire internet inasmuch as the Apostle John tells us that “Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” – John 21:25 NIV
Keeping that in mind, however, one of my favorite descriptions of Jesus was made by a man who did not even know Jesus’ name. The story is recorded in John 5.11 and below is the description in three different versions of the Bible:
But he replied, “The man who made me well said to me, ‘Pick up your mat and walk.’ ” John 5.11 NIV
But he answered them, “He who made me well was the one who said to me, ‘Pick up your pallet and walk.'” John 5.11 NAS
He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.John 5.11 KJV
Though I am generally not a fan of the King James (primarily because I am not a 17th Century Anglican – and, no, the King James is not “the original Bible” by any possible meaning of that phrase), I love the King James in this instance:
But whether you prefer ‘The Man who made me well’, ‘The Man who healed me,’ as many versions render it, ‘or He that made me Whole’ – that is a terrific overview of who Jesus is.
It is also a great description of what He is Dying to do in our Lives (pun reverently intended)