by Barry Newton
In healing the paralyzed man, Jesus’ deep compassion gushed forth toward us, not just toward a cripple made well. On the shores of the Sea of Galilee in ancient Capernaum, Jesus revealed a single-mindedness that continues to bless us today.
Some friends of a paralyzed man brought him before Jesus. They were confident Jesus could help him. Jesus responded to their trust in his power by resolving the palsied man’s deepest need. “Have courage, son! Your sins are forgiven” (Matthew 9:2, NET).
With a penetrating focus, Jesus looked past his physical brokenness to engage what truly mattered in that man’s life. Continue reading “So that you may know”