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Today’s Verse – Luke 5:18

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Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus.

Luke 5:18

Thoughts on Today’s Verse…

What is the best example of someone being a friend you have seen? The Bible offers numerous definitions and examples. One of my favorite examples is this story of the paralyzed man whose friends went to great extremes to get him to Jesus. When the crowd blocked their way to the Lord, they became creative and dug a hole in the roof to let their friend down to Jesus! Their faith and their effort to get him to Jesus ultimately resulted in the man’s forgiveness and healing. I don’t know about you, but that’s the kind of friend I want to be — someone who will do anything to bring friends to Jesus to be blessed by him!

My Prayer…

Holy Father, please bless me as I try to lead my friends and acquaintances (speak the names of several non-Christian friends here) to Jesus. I want them to experience Jesus’ saving power, loving grace, complete healing, and ultimate deliverance in Jesus. Please give me the tenacity and tact to do this with “gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15), never losing my sense of urgency to see them come to Christ. In Jesus’ name, I ask for wisdom and urgency as I try to share Jesus. Amen.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.

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