“Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My child, your sins are forgiven.”
Mark 2:5 (NLT)
Jesus was in town and so four friends knew it was an opportunity to bring their paralyzed friend to the Savior. They heard that He could heal the sick so they stepped out in faith and decided to take him to be healed. When they got to the house where Jesus was they couldn’t get in. Undaunted, they cut a hole in the roof and lowered their friend into the room where Jesus was. Jesus was amazed at their faith, but how set back were they when they heard Jesus say, “My child, your sins are forgiven.” What was this about? What was Jesus trying to do? Didn’t Jesus see that the man was paralyzed? Of course He did, but maybe Jesus saw another kind of paralysis, the kind that cripples the soul. Jesus said, “Your sins are forgiven” because that is the first priority. In order to prove He could forgive sins, Jesus also said, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!” Today, what has you paralyzed? Is it fear, anger, or debt? Perhaps it’s a crippling sin. Whatever it is, bring it to Jesus. Come to Him by faith and let Him minister to you.
Jesus, You know the needs I have. I come to You and ask for supernatural power to work in me. Help me, heal me, make me whole.
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