In the book of Mark, chapter 2, a group of four men have a friend who can't walk. They heard that Jesus can heal people and that He was teaching in a house nearby. They decide to pick up their friend and carry him to where Jesus is.
They carried him! Sometimes we need our friends to carry us. Sometimes we need to carry our friends. Breakthroughs come when you surround yourself with people who have great faith. These four men were willing do do whatever it took to help their friend. Are your friends willing to do whatever it takes to help you?
Mark 2:4-5 Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
The religious people in the room started to judge and criticize Jesus in their hearts, and Jesus knew it. In verse 8-12 Jesus said to them, "Why are you thinking these things?" Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, "Your sins are fogiven, or to say, Get up, take your mat and walk? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to fogive sins."
So He said to the man, "I tell you, get up, Take your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"
Breakthroughs are important for everyone. What is the next breakthrough you are working on?
Visit Elevation Chapel in Newton MA this Sunday and let me know.
- Pastor Max Marcoux