Committed To Tell

There are several accounts of Jesus healing someone who was paralyzed.  The most well-known is the time when Jesus was in a house and it was so crowded that the friends of a paralyzed man could not get their friend in to see Jesus – so, they make a hole in the roof and lower their paralyzed friend down to Jesus (read about it in Mark 2 and Luke 5).  In Matthew 9, Jesus had just got out of a boat when some men meet him on the shore carrying their paralyzed friend on a mat and Jesus says to him, “Get up, take you mat and go home” (Matthew 9:6b) and the man did just that.

The point that is often over looked in these stories of healing is that it was not necessarily the faith of the paralyzed men that led to their healing; it was the faith of the friends who brought their friend to Jesus for healing.   The Bible says it was when Jesus saw their faith that he healed not only their physical issues but also offered them forgiveness of their sins, meeting their spiritual needs as well (Matthew 9:2).

If you consider yourself a Christ-follower, a disciple of Jesus, a baptized believer, who has been saved and redeemed by the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ; then you are called to be committed to sharing this wonderful gospel news with others.  It is sinful for us to remain stagnant in our evangelism, enjoying our salvation in Christ and the fellowship of His Church, but neglecting the call to share it with others.  We are called to be committed to tell.

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About cdonley04

I am a servant of God, a husband and a father. I love my God, my wife and my children with all that I am. I thank my God daily that He chooses to use me in spite of me!
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