Mark 2:1-5, 8-12 – And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. 2 Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. 3 Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. 4 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, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”
“Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? 9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? 10 But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins” — He said to the paralytic, 11 “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” 12 Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”
In this small setting with Jesus, there is an answer that can solve a lot of men and women’s problems. In this scene, Jesus is trying to show the man, that in God’s mind he is excepted by heaven and has already been forgiven. Jesus causes him to be aware of God’s love by not only saying his sins are forgiven, but also calls him a “son” while still twisted and mangled not only in body, but in mind as well. One of the deceptions in the world today, is that man does not know that he has already been forgiven and excepted by God. It is even proven on the cross by Jesus. He died and took on our sins to let us know how much God had already loved and excepted us from the beginning of our sins. Yet there is a world that is trapped in believing that they are not excepted because of their sins and twisted life. They are constantly being condemned by sin. However, the presence of the love of God is coming again to show the power of the “Love of God” that was poured out for all types of people, race, color and beliefs. Once the we truly see and hear that God heals, and loves us without judgement or stipulations, the world itself will start to untangle from the deception of sin that has trapped them and run after Jesus. The people said, “We have never seen anything like this!” We will again! Get up! Take up you bed and walk. You are loved and forgiven! You are healed!