In this passage Jesus declares that the Father and the Son are united in action and will, and love and life. Being so united with the Father, the Son gives life and executes judgement. Those who hear him and believe have eternal life and do not come into judgment.
In response to the Jew’s accusation, Jesus makes astonishing claims about His relationship to the Father.
There are many ‘Bethesdas’ about us today, many ‘invalids’ looking for freedom and healing. We have the Word of Reconciliation. Our Lord has sent us to set the captives free. Will you go?
This passages reveals the restorative work of Christ. We enter and abide in his rest and restoration through repentance and obedient faith.