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Big Faith

Have you ever thought, “If God would do this one thing, I could have so much faith”?  Maybe you’ve been praying for years that a family member would get saved, or maybe you’ve been praying for God to restore a relationship.

In Mark 2, we meet a few men whose “one thing” was seeing their paralyzed friend walk. They heard Jesus was in town and didn’t hesitate to load their friend up on a mat and take him to his only hope for healing. Just like those men, we have to be willing to take our “one thing” to Jesus, recognizing that He is the only place where healing, restoration or salvation can happen. 

Sometimes getting to Jesus is not as easy as it sounds, and it definitely wasn’t easy for the men in Mark 2. Not only did they have to fight through the crowd, but they had to take their friend on the roof, dig a hole in it and then lower him at Jesus’ feet.  We may have to use the same effort and energy to take our “one” to Jesus as well. That’s when our actions make the loudest statement about our faith. Our willingness to do the hard work and possibly get a little uncomfortable and messy says volumes for how much we trust that the Lord is going to show up. Just like these men’s faith led to their friend’s healing, our faith is the key to seeing God do what only He can do in our lives.

Reflect:

  • What can we learn about Jesus from this passage?
  • In what areas of your life do you need more faith?
  • Who is the one person in your life that you want to meet Jesus? Pray for that person now. Do whatever it takes to invite them to church.

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