“ And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judaea, and Jerusalem: and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.” Luke 5:17
On this day as Jesus was teaching and performing miracles, four men decided to bring their friend who was in need of healing. The crowd was so great that they could not find a way into the house where He was. But when someone is determined to get to Jesus, they will find a way.
Can’t you just see them climbing the outside stairs to the roof of the house, then opening up a hole large enough to let down the pallet they were carrying? They realized that if they could just get him to Jesus, he would be healed. Why? Because the power of the Lord was present to heal.
Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Where His people are gathered together to worship Him, His presence is there to heal both sin and sickness.
Prayer: Lord, give us faith like these men had, help us to do everything we can to bring our friends to a place where they can feel your presence and be healed.
Devotion by Anne Johnston