Thought to Ponder: Are you Bringing Them to Jesus?
“If two of you agree…it will be done.” Mt 18:19 NKJV
They came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic…‘arise, take up your bed’” (Mk 2:3-11 NKJV). We learn from this man’s story that some people are incapable of getting to Jesus on their own; their condition makes it impossible. Notice three important things here: (1) It took four people with faith to do it. Spiritual synergy works miracles, so look for some prayer partners to stand with you. Jesus said, “If two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” (2) They refused to let the crowd stop them. The crowd had its own agenda. Some were curious, some were critical, and some were sincere seekers. In order to bring your loved one to Jesus, you’ll have to overcome anything and anybody who stands in your way. (3) They “raised the roof.” Stand on God’s promises, lift your voice in prayer, “raise the roof” if you have to, but don’t give up. Jesus didn’t disappoint them, and He won’t disappoint you either. It’s hard to pick up the weight of another person, but if you hold up your end of the deal God will hold up His. Don’t give in to weariness or discouragement. Don’t stop until you get them to Jesus. (bob gass)