Word of the Day, December 16, 2013
“ Alleluia, we can sing it. Alleluia, Heaven's ringing. Alleluia! Endless hope and endless joy started with a Baby Boy. “
3 And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four.
4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.
5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
As Christ entered into Capernaum the crowds started to gather as they always did when ever He arrived. It was packed, people ever where and no way for the men to get their friend with palsy to have Christ see him to heal him. They had faith to come and see Christ and they were rejected because of the crowds.
Now the next part is the amazing part. It is year 30 or 31, the beginning of Christ’s ministry and it was a huge feat to climb to a roof, tear off the roof, get there sick friend up to the roof to then lower him and his bed down to Christ. That is faith. Would we do that? These men were zealous with their faith in the LORD and to get their friend to Him. There was perseverance among them. This should be the way we approach our faith in our LORD also.
These men and the sick man were victorious in their faith. Christ told him,
“ Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” Not only does Christ heal us physically but also spiritual with the remission of our sins.
Then the scribes, professional student and teachers of the Old Testament and Jewish traditions, were thinking in their minds, Why does this man thus speak blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God only? Christ knew their minds. Christ was going to show them. He told them that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins. Christ said to the man with palsy, “I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed and go thy way into thine house.” This is the authority of Christ in action.
Here is the best part for me. The man that was just healed and forgiven of his sins arose, walk out among all the crowd, they were all amazed, even the scribes for a while, and then he did what was the right thing to do, Glorified God. Mark writes, “ We never saw it on this fashion.” He is the only Gospel writer that states this. Christ miracles were amazing then and still are today.
Do we glorified God when he loves us, heals us, takes away our sins, loves and guides us during the good and bad times in our life? We need to have complete faith in Christ.
“ Alleluia, Thine the glory. Alleluia, Amen. Alleluia, Thine the glory. Revive us again.”