Luke 5:18-20 (NASB)
And some men were carrying on a bed a man who was paralyzed; and they were trying to bring him in and to set him down in front of Him. But not finding any way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down through the tiles with his stretcher, into the middle of the crowd, in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, He said, “ Friend, your sins are forgiven you.”
What I love most about this story are the friends. They were more eager to help him instead of analyzing him. The crowd couldn’t stop them from getting their friend to Jesus to be healed. They literally went through the roof. Can you picture that scene? Four men carrying a paralyzed man on his bed to a rooftop. They removed some tiles and lowered him in front of Jesus. Now, that’s what you call unshakable faith! Not one time did these friends have a conversation with each other or with their friend. They just did what needed to be done. They allowed their faith to carry the burden of their friend. Think of that…
Do you have friends whose faith will move God on your behalf? We all have people we know that we can call in favors for and make things happen but do you have friends whose faith will get God’s attention? Makes you think about your friends, huh? Jesus, not one time addressed the faith of the paralyzed man. He looked at the friend’s faith and healed the man. Will your faith bring healing to your friend’s life? Faith is good to have for ourselves but is it any good for anyone else?
Father, please forgive me for being selfish with my faith. I want my faith to move you for someone else. Show me the friends in my life that are in need of a miracle and allow my faith to be the catalyst for their issue. I want not only the faith of these friends but also the desire to get up and move. Father, thank you for giving me another chance in this area. I do not want to fail again. In Jesus name, amen!
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