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Mark 2:1-5

January 28, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

“When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home. 23 four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. 4 They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. 5 Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there was no more room, even outside the door. While he was preaching God’s word to them, My child, your sins are forgiven.'” v. 1-5 (NLT)

What a powerful example of faith and friendship.  These guys were committed to getting their friend to Jesus because they knew He had the power and ability to change their friends circumstance/situation.  Even though they faced some challenges, the room being packed with people, they didn’t give up or make excuses, they did all they could to get him to Jesus.

I have to be honest I need friends like this.  I need friends that will love me enough to do what whatever it takes to get me to Jesus.  Friends that will love me the way I am, but consistently point me to Jesus.  I need friends that won’t give up on me, friends that will encourage me to experience all that Christ is.  I bet you need friends like that also.

Not only do I need friends like that, I need to be a friend like that.  There are people in my life that I need to encourage, pray for, hold accountable, and introduce to Jesus.  I want to be a friend like that, and I want to have friends like this.

Today, will I do whatever it takes to get my friend/s to Jesus?  It will be life changing for them and for us!

Prayer: Father today, allow us to see a need and meet a need.  Let us evaluate our friendships and do whatever it takes to introduce people to you so you can radically change them from the inside out.  Help me to be a good friend! A friend that encourages other, prays for your power to impact their life and situations, and ultimately sets an example for them to follow so they too can know you like I know you!

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