In His Time

Truly, God knows what is best for us and He will give it to us at his own time.

The men who brought the paralytic to Jesus in Mark 2:1-12, came in search of a miracle- a physical one – but Jesus gave them much more; He forgave the sins of the man also.

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbersthat there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man,carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk like that? He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? 10 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.”So he said to the man, 11 “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” 12 He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!” Mark 2:1-12 (New International Version – NIV)

And that is what Jesus does, he gives us more than we expect. He heals us not only physically but also spiritually.

In the same way, He will do for you more than you expect. I pray that even as you seek for a miracle, be it financial breakthrough, the fruit of the womb, marriage partner, academic success, and healing from a particular sickness, Jesus may also grant you inner healing from past hurts and disappointments, spiritual bondages. And above all may he forgive our wrongs and failures.

Peace and Joy

Written by Rev. Fr. Courage Dogbey

Prayer (In His Time)

Merciful God, in Your infinite wisdom and power, continue to provide for us with Your best gifts. We may seek things that may not be of use now, but Lord, You alone knows best. Therefore we surrender all to You, let Your will be done. Amen

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