From my reading in Luke 5:17-39 in the One Year New Testament.
Faith You Can See
A group of guys (I picture them as twenty somethings) did something crazy to bring their paralyzed friend to Jesus. There was no way into the doors of the building where Jesus was teaching, so they got on the roof, tore a hole in it and lowered their friend down! Here was Jesus’ reaction to this radical act…
“Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the man, “Young man, your sins are forgiven.” Luke 5:20
There are several lessons in this story but I want to focus on one phrase, SEEING THIER FAITH. Jesus saw the faith of these men and most likely the paralyzed man’s faith because they were willing to do something unusual to get to Jesus.
True Faith Will Be Seen
I am challenged by this story to live my faith. I don’t just want to talk about my faith, but do something tangible. I want to trust God to spiritually and physically heal the people around me and have the faith to take risks for his glory. So ask yourself…
Can my faith be seen?
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