Mk 2
[3] Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. [4] 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. [5] When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
[11] “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”
  1. These men had bold faith – so much so that Jesus SAW their faith.
  2. They had determination and did not give up.  They did whatever it took to get their friend in front of Jesus.
  1. Jesus dealt with the most important need first – forgiving the mans sins. Only after that did He heal his physical body and have him walk away
Jesus already met my greatest need – He died for my sins.  Do I have enough faith that He will provide for my other needs? Do I and my friends have enough faith to know that God will meet our other needs, and will we seek him with enough determination to see our needs met?
Lord, thank You for my salvation.  Help me to always have enough faith in You that You SEE my faith.  That my faith in You never waivers, regardless my current circumstances.  Amen.