When a paralytic was brought to Jesus by his friends, Jesus did the unthinkable. He first forgave his sins. The man’s companions were concerned about his physical condition, but for Jesus his priority was the condition of the man’s soul.
This man had been crippled not just physically, but spiritually as well. Jesus freed him from his burden of sin, and then told him to get up and walk.
The Lord Jesus is always ready to bring us healing of mind, body and soul. His grace bring us freedom from the power of sin and from the bondage from powerful desires and addictions. The question for us today is, do we allow anything from keeping us from the healing power of Jesus ? Can we keep our hearts open up his gentle healing presence on our lives
Let us resolve today to avoid rash and judgmental thoughts of others. As I do so I will keep in my heart the merciful disposition of Christ’s heart.
May God today pardon my offenses and transform me by the power of the Holy Spirit that I may walk confidently in his mercy and love.
DeColores, Deacon Doug