And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
This week’s episode
In this gospel, four men bring their paralyzed friend on a stretcher to where Jesus is, hoping that He would heal him.
They were determined to get help for their friend. They were on a mission. Their job was to get their friend into Jesus’ presence. Then the rest was up to Jesus. It took great effort and ingenuity for them to do that, but they succeeded.
- Jesus, seeing the faith of these 4 friends, healed the paralyzed man.
- God asks us to carry certain people “in our bundle” like these men did.
- Jesus is thirsting for souls, and He invites us to hold them in our hearts and in our prayers.
- With faith and determination, we need to bring these people into God’s presence.
- Mark 2:1-12
- Luke 5:17