When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven” (Luke 5:20).
Friends! There are times in life when we have to lean on the help of a few good friends. It was one of those times for the paralytic in Luke 5. We don’t know the man’s ailment. We do know he was helpless. Unable to get to Jesus by himself. A few friends carried him on a mat to see the Master. Their way was blocked by the crowds. So they climbed on the roof, hauled up their sick buddy, and lowered him through the roof tiles. Right in front of Jesus. Instead of rebuking them, Jesus (perhaps with a slight smile), commended their faith. Right then and there, he healed their friend. Continue reading