Mark 2:3-5 say’s Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
When I read this story something literally jumps in my spirit, it was the faith and the tenacity in which he had. This man’s faith in Jesus went beyond his limitations he wasn’t going to allow his condition to stop him from getting to Jesus.
Noticed how they got the man to Jesus? They dogged their way through an open roof which was closed. How many times in your life when doors are closed do you turn around and walk away, feeling hopeless and discouraged? What and why didn’t you find another way to get in? And before you even say that when one door closes God opens another door because that is not scriptural at all. All though many of us being saying it for years. Faith is what opens doors. Remember the scripture in Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.( that speaks of you having faith in Jesus).
The lesson that we need to get from this story of the paralyzed man is that our faith cannot be shaky it must unmovable. Faith says that you believe Jesus while tenacity says I don’t care what others say no one is going to stop me; your determined to get to Jesus
I think that in the Christian circle today especially here in America we don’t go that extra step in our relationship with God, and the reason why I say that is because we have such freedom and we don’t live in a poverty state. We have become so self-dependent that we think we don’t need to rely on Jesus for every decision we make.
Those in third world countries their faith is surely different from ours they believe God for the impossible no wonder you hear about the amazing miracles that are taking place over there. When will we the church lay down our self-will and follow the Master Jesus Christ? Our biggest problem in following the Lord is our will, don’t you know that the two will never be in agreement?