Mark 2:3 (NIV) – Some men came, bringing to (Jesus) a paralytic, carried by four of them.
Consider the love of this small group of men. Without their help, the paralytic would not have experienced Christ’s forgiveness and healing touch. Consider all the trouble they went through to get him before Jesus—what effort, what faith, what persistence! Who do you most identify with in this narrative? Are you a friend who is determined to carry an ailing person to Jesus? Or maybe you are the person on that sick mat. Are you willing to let others carry you to the Lord? Will you let their faith become the point of connection between you and the Lord’s healing touch? As we learn to give and receive care with grace, God will be praised and people will be amazed by the power of love at work in our lives.