And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. Mark 2:3-4
Who do you think Jesus is? These men had faith and believed Jesus was the Messiah and not only carried the physically disabled man many miles but took him up on the roof and lowered him down to Jesus.
There were so many people who came to see Jesus that you couldn’t even get close to the door. But these men were determined to see him because they knew he could heal there friend. What lengths do you go to get close to Jesus?
When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemies? who can forgive sins but God only? Mark 2:5-7
Even though Jesus performed many miracles in the name of God, many doubted and questioned his authority. Still many today doubt or deny Jesus is the Messiah. But Jesus knew there hearts just like he knows ours. Anyone who acknowledges Jesus before others he will acknowledge to God
Whether is it easier to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) Mark 2:9-10
So Jesus not only forgave the mans sins but healed him instantly to demonstrate he is the Son of God and had the authority to do so. Jesus is the only way to God and the only way to be redeemed. Trust in Jesus just as this man did and you’ll be saved also.
I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion. Mark 2:11-12
An instant of Gods mercy and favor can cure a lifetime of struggle. This man never walked his entire life, but instantly Jesus healed him because of his faith.
Do you believe and trust in Jesus to be your Lord and Savior? Are you willing to go the extra mile to seek him? Most importantly do you have faith he will forgive your sins and heal you? Take the journey to Christ just like these men did in Jesus Name Amen