And Jesus seeing their faith said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” Mark 2:5
A paralyzed man heard that the Messiah , Jesus Christ , was coming to his town. He had faith and knew Jesus was the Son of God. So he had a couple of men carry him to the home where Jesus was preaching at. When they got there the home was so packed with people, they couldn’t even get to the front door.
So this mans faith and determination led them to carry him to the top of the house and lower him through the roof. Jesus saw his faith and said something strange, Your Sins Are Forgiven!
What could this possibly mean? Did this man sin cause his physical disability? No , Jesus came to give us the Permanent Cure not a temporary fix. Not only did Jesus heal the man, but he gave him Eternal Life!
Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming; who can forgive sins but God alone Mark 2:7
The religious leaders are outraged! Who does this man think he is? Only God can forgive sin! This is exactly what Jesus was revealing to everyone! If God can only forgive Sin and Jesus forgave Sin, its an easy conclusion to come to
“Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven’; or to say, ‘Get up, and pick up your pallet and walk ‘? Mark 2:9
Which do you prefer Jesus to say? You are Healed or Your Sins are Forgiven? Jesus has the power and authority to do both. Jesus not only provided this man with a temporary fix of healing but he gave him the permanent cure of eternal life by atonement for his sins!
Call Upon The Great Physician, Jesus Christ, to give you the Permanent Cure Amen!