Looking Up During Uncertain Times”
A Daily Devotional
Text: Mark 2:2-5 International Children’s Bible
2 So many people gathered to hear him preach that the house was full. There was no place to stand, not even outside the door. Jesus was teaching them. 3 Some people came, bringing a paralyzed man to Jesus. Four of them were carrying the paralyzed man. 4 But they could not get to Jesus because of the crowd. So they went to the roof above Jesus and made a hole in the roof. Then they lowered the mat with the paralyzed man on it. 5 Jesus saw that these men had great faith.
How far would you go to get your friend help from Jesus? Would you be willing to carry a friend up onto a roof, deconstruct a roof of a packed home, and then lower your friend into the home? It sounds crazy! What is the most crazy thing that you have done for a friend? What is the most crazy thing that a friend has done for you?
Hi God! People went through some pretty drastic measures to get their friend to Jesus. Help us all to be loyal friends to those around us. Amen.
Focus for the Day: Crazy Friendship
Author: Rachel Dudley, Director of Children’s Ministry