Mark 2:3-5 And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him, and when they had made an opening they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
In this passage there are multiple people who are answering the call of God. On one hand, we have the paralytic man. And on the other, we have the four men who brought him. This passage makes us question… who showed the greater leap of faith? The paralytic man who just knew that if Jesus were to see him, he would be gifted with something immeasurable, or the four who carried him on this journey knowing that a blessing would follow. There have been so many instances of God calling and sending someone. The hard part about being sent is answering that call to go. The Call can be completely out of your comfort zone and sometimes not even feasible with your understanding. But God finds and makes a way. I am not a prophet so I can’t give you the step by step manual on How to Live in God’s Purpose, but I do know that the first step is saying YES! By accepting the duty that God has given you, your life will be enhanced in countless ways. And I promise that blessings will flow just as the verse says… Son, your sins are forgiven.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for being with us. We are a broken people, we have sinned and we continue to fall short. But you love us still. We wake up each morning by your grace. We thank you for continuing to use us as you see fit. We ask that you continue to place us in positions that allow us to sing the glory of your name and to further make disciples in Christ. We are children lost in the darkness that is this world, but we know that if we hold onto your unchanging hand everything will be alright. We are here, members of your kingdom, and we thank you for loving us.
Written by Justin Bell