Do you care for the needy?

In Mark 2:1-12, we see four friends who did not allow seemingly insurmountable obstacles to prevent them from bringing their friend to Jesus.

They watched as their quadriplegic friend lay immobile, destined to a life of physical infirmity.

The men developed an irrepressible commitment to bring him to Jesus for healing.

They did not stop in the face of impossible circumstances.

They climbed onto the top of the building where Jesus spoke, dug a hole in the roof, and lowered their friend down to Jesus.

Mark 2:5
“When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, ‘Son, your sins are forgiven’”

What struck Jesus first was not the man’s paralysis but rather his friends’ faith.

Like these men, when God brings people into our lives and places their unsaved condition on our hearts, we can trust Him to honor our faith.

Our only task is to bring them to Him. They may have no faith at all, but God will honor our faith.

Pray: God, give me an undaunted faith that my unbelieving friends will come to know You. Help me to do everything possible to bring them to You.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.

Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?

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