"He entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that He was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them; no, not so much as about the door: and He preached the word unto them. And they come unto Him, bringing one sick with the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of palsy lay." Mark 2:1-5
If you ever wondered what faith looks like, here it is. This is what faith looks like. You know the outcome of the story; Jesus heals the sick of palsy because of the faith of those who brought him to the house. Faith was never meant to be some hidden enterprise of the churchy religious. Faith was designed by God to be the mechanism that sparks man to move forward in belief and by faith, put things in the physical, in the right place, at the right time, for God to work work the supernatural.
If you are wanting to see the miraculous without participating in the hardships of the physical, forget it. We have concluded that God allows bad things to happen to good people. People die even if they have been healed once or twice or many times. Denial of the physical does not bring about the supernatural. No, there must be an integration between the minds of men and women and the mind of God for anything miraculous to happen.
Those who carried this man to the house that Jesus was in and those who tore up the roofing to let him down and those who endured the ridicule of the religious and the faithless in order that someone other than themselves could be blessed; Those are the ones I want in my life. Are you that kind of friend?
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