John 5:13 The man who was healed had no idea who it was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd that was there.
How many people’s lives have been changed by Jesus and they don’t know it? I wonder how often Jesus has stepped into someone’s life with an act of unrecognized mercy that was attributed to luck or fortune? Why did healing happen to someone who had no apparent knowledge of Jesus? This is such an unusual story to me. A body had been physically healed but it was only later that Jesus “found” the healed man to wake up his mind to the source and the purpose of what had happened to him. That’s the message of this one verse. The mercy of Jesus doesn’t come with strings attached but it’s an incomplete blessing until it becomes the wake-up call for our mind to recognize Jesus as the source of all mercy.