Monday, March 17, 2008

Greatest Need

Luke 5
17 On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with him to heal. 18 And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, 19but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. 20And when he saw their faith, he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you."

Even though this man is a paralytic, his greatest need is not to have the ability to walk again. The first thing he hears is not that he will be healed but that his sins are forgiven. I love that verse.

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