For the paralytic man found in John 5, ailment was all he knew. After 38 years of being paralyzed we find the man laying at the pool of Bethesda inside of Jerusalem’s Sheep Gate. Then he encounters Jesus and his life is forever changed!
“Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” John 5:5-6