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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for May 10, 2019

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FRIDAY, May 10

Luke 5:20 When [Jesus] saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven you.”

If Jesus looked at your faith, what would he see? What do others see?

When these followers of Jesus bring their paralyzed friend to Jesus, they are certain he can heal their friend. They tear the roof off of the house where Jesus is teaching and lower their friend down into the middle of the crowd, directly in front of Jesus. When Jesus sees this display of faith, he is moved to heal the man. This miracle isn’t based on the paralyzed man’s faith but rather the faith of his friends—and their willingness to go beyond fear and convenience and the threat of humiliation. Are we willing to do the same on behalf of those we love?

What do you believe God enough to let God do for you? Or through you?

MOVING FORWARD: Write or call a friend whose faith has supported your own and offer thanks for that love and encouragement.

PRAY for the Dioceses of North East India and Patna

Ps 105:1-22 * 105:23-45 | Daniel 6:1-15 | 2 John 1-13 | Luke 5:12-26

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