The time of Advent has come. While getting ready for the Christmas celebrations, there is little time to think about what this season is all about. Our Savior’s birth is the reason. He has come to save us from our sinful lives, sickness, and bondage. He comes to heal and restore and that is why this season is special. In the Gospel proclamation, Jesus looks at the faith of the men who brought the paralyzed man. Sickness was associated with sin and the paralytic may have feared to approach the Lord because of his sin. Looking at the faith of his friends, the Lord Jesus not only heals the paralytic but also forgives his sins. The Lord Jesus saw his inner need beyond his physical ailment and reached out in forgiveness to him.
In our day to day lives we too are called to practice the “Way of Holiness”. First to have a personal relationship with the Lord and then to draw others into this
experience. We may not be able to preach publicly about Kingdom Values, but by living according to the Word of God we can witness to Him.
Prayer: Abba Father, I come to you bringing my own emotional, spiritual, and physical paralysis and I thank you for healing me and delivering me. Amen.