Jesus Sees Your Faith
Mark 2:1-5 (NKJV)
1 And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house.
2 Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them.
3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men.
4 And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.
Four men in unity having faith in Jesus as they bring their friend to Him what a touching story. We see at times as we go to share His love with others we run into obstacles. Here we see the entrance was blocked, yet that did not stop them from seeking Jesus for His loving compassion for their friend. When we have the desire to share His love with others, things may get in our way, but God always has a way if we will seek His love. They in turn thought and went to the roof.
As they went to the roof to get their friend before Jesus look at where their faith took them. Their faith trusted in His power and not only did His power heal him physically, and He healed him spiritually first by forgiving him. The second area of faith seen is they trusted in the strength of what they were using to lower him. Third they had enough faith to trust the bedding would hold. Last area of faith was that they would be in unity to lower him at the same rate without one getting ahead or one falling behind.
We must have faith in Jesus and trust all that He shows us. This is a beautiful example and to see they were in unity together gives us the example we should be as Christians. Working together for His Glory by bringing others before Him through praying and sharing His love.
He loves you so much. So in your faith in Him trust and know He is the Way and will show you the way to encourage others.
Thank You for Your Son. He always knows what we need, and we always need to have faith . We also need to be in unity as we seek to help those hurting and in need Your loving touch. So, Jesus thank You for Your loving touch.
In Your Precious and Holy Name, I pray, Amen. fffff