In Mark 2 I am struck by two things.  First, I am humbled and convicted by the four men who brought their paralyzed friend to Jesus.  They knew that only Jesus could restore this man’s brokenness and they would not let anything keep them from getting their friend to Jesus (not even a roof). When Jesus encountered this man, He said, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Jesus knew that his greatest need was spiritual not physical.  The second thing that struck me is Jesus was intentional to go to the outcasts of the world (tax collectors & sinners).  These people knew they were sinful and broken and therefore knew they needed a Savior.  Jesus said He “did not come to call the righteous (those who thought they were righteous), but sinners.”  Lord, by Your grace help me not allow anything to keep me from introducing others to you.  Please, give me opportunity to introduce You to those that are discarded by the world and those who know they are broken and need a Savior.

– Bryan McKenzie

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