Devotional Reading: Mark 2: 1-12
Text: And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof tiles and let him down before Jesus (v. 4)
Whenever I do a worship service in a nursing home I ask the residents if they have a hymn or two they’d like to sing. Invariably someone always requests “God Will Take Care of You”. As we sing, before the hymn is finished, several residents will wipe away a tear or two.
God will take care of you/ Through everyday o’er all the way/ He will take care of you/ God will take care of you.
In today’s reading the paralytic man’s friends knew that through Jesus, God would take care of their friend.
I continue to marvel at the unshakable childlike faith of the my friends in the nursing home as well as the man’s friends. May God grant me such faith.
Lord God, bless me with a trusting childlike faith that the world can never take away. Amen.