“Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.””
Mark 2:3-5 NIV
For some reason, this is the story dropped in my heart as I woke up today. Though the miracle was great as the man was paralyzed and couldn’t move his body , for we read later the people were amazed and …”they thanked God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”..vs12. However, it’s their zeal and determination that stands out. Because the house was too full to access, they climbed onto the roof, and lowered him from a hole down to where Jesus was! Even Jesus took cognizance of their faith!….
– “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven”…Mark 2:5 NIV
To what lengths are we willing to go to have an encounter with the Messiah, Jesus Christ? Would we rate ourselves using today’s yardstick…..
– Could we have given up at the entrance?
– Could we have, like the man and his friends, sought every possible way, to see Jesus?
Separately, Jesus said.. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”…Matthew 7:7-8 NIV. But it’s through Prophet Jeremiah that we read the LORD state…”
– “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”….Jeremiah 29:13 NIV
To what lengths are you willing to go, to have an encounter with Jesus?
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