True Friends and True Faith
Mark 2:3 "And they came bringing to Him a paralytic carried by four men."
There are 2 characteristics about a friend that stand out to me in this event of the paralytic being healed:
1. They demonstrated true love for a friend. They did everything they could to get their friend to Jesus. It would have been very easy for them to give up when they saw all the people blocking the way. Instead, they crawled their way up to the roof, broke the roof by tearing the fabric, and finally they lowered their friend to Jesus feet.
2. They demonstrated true faith in Jesus. They counted on Jesus healing their friend and that he would walk out of the meeting completely healed. Just think it would have been much harder for them to bring their friend back up through the roof then lowering him down. They were true friends.
What kind of a friend am I? What kind of a friend are you?
Father please cause me to be like these Capernaum guys and demonstrate true love and true faith in Jesus to both my believing and non-believing friends.
Dedicated to Prayer,