August 7, 2010

Their faith

Filed under: Uncategorized — andykiff @ 11:37 pm

Mark 2:5 And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, Son, your sins are forgiven.

It’s interesting to note whose faith Jesus responded to in this event.  There is no indication of whether the crippled man had any expectation of being healed.  Maybe he’d given up hope of ever being anything more than dependent on others, of ever being able to work and support himself.  He was there because of his friends – he really didn’t have much choice in the matter.  It wasn’t the man’s faith or lack of faith that Jesus responded to.  It was the faith of his friends.  They did two things: they brought their friend to Jesus and they wouldn’t take no for an answer.  Jesus answered their prayer for their friend to be healed.

This a simple lesson in what I need to do for my friends who don’t know You.  I have to bring them to You, to tell them about You and bring them to a place they can hear the good news.  I also need to keep praying like I truly have faith You can save them.  With You all things are possible.  I do believe: help me overcome my unbelief.



  1. What should I do that now that I have given my life to Jesus, and I let god work thru me. But my friends that I used to have now think I’m brainwashed with the bible stuff. And I want to bring them to god to experience it.

    Comment by will remigio — August 8, 2010 @ 9:02 am

    • I’m no expert at all but I do know God is able. Keep praying like you believe He can do it and show Him your faith. Show your friends the difference God’s made in your life by how you live. Don’t stop trying to tell them about Him but don’t force it when they’re not interested. Tell them about Jesus and what He’s done for you, don’t try and correct their sins. Love them and don’t stop praying for them – He’s a God who answers prayer.

      Comment by andykiff — August 8, 2010 @ 8:10 am

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