Thursday, April 8, 2010
Faith Others Can See
Jesus drew a large crowd-Pharisees and teachers from all over Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. The Lord’s presence allowed Jesus to heal the sick.
Four men entered the venue carrying their paralyzed friend on a mat. The crowd was too great for them to enter the house and lay their impaired friend before Jesus. These four friends got creative and cut a hole in the roof of the house and lowered him on his mat through.
Jesus saw the faith these men possessed and forgave the paralytic his sins.
Can people see our faith? Is what we possess so strong that others know it is real? Do we rely on God to carry us through the difficult times?
As children of God, we should have a faith that is strong. We need to rely on Him to help us resolve issues in our lives.
The faith we possess should be what guides us in relationships to the point that others can see our faith propelling our actions and attitudes as we deal with others.
Our faith should be the anchor that keeps us safe from harm. It should guide us through the stormy days of our lives.
We have times we don’t know the outcome of the issues we face. It is then that our faith comes into play and gives us the strength, the courage, and the wisdom we need to see us through to the end.