Don’t Miss the Message – Mark 2:1-4


Don’t Miss the Message

 “…it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them. And they come unto him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was borne of four. And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay.” Mark 2:1-4

    Here’s a tip in studying the Bible. Don’t get so lost in the foreground, or what appears most obvious, that you miss God’s priceless gifts in what seems to be the background. Our culture focuses on what’s right in front of our faces, often missing out on the seemingly smaller, insignificant details. Not a good practice with God’s Word. Take, for instance, the phenomenal miracle, and a lesson about forgiveness, that occurs when a few men of faith lower a paralyzed man through the roof to be healed by Jesus because the crowd is too great to get to Him. Who wouldn’t focus on this amazing miracle and how their faith for the man is enough faith for Jesus to heal him? Now pan over to the background. What do you see? Look at the crowd; note the details. Who would think to look at the crowd?

When the people hear Jesus is in the house, the crowd becomes SO BIG the men can’t get the paralyzed man through the door. Jesus preaches. The message so easily missed? In that time, people came in droves to see the Lord. Today, much of the world is running away from God. Back then, they came to hear Him preach and watch Him heal. Believers in Christ can say they don’t relate, but consider this. The Bible houses Christ’s preaching, and how many of us study it daily and live our lives according to it? It’s time for a revival, and it must begin with hearts convicted of sin, our need for the Savior, and with lives committed utterly to studying the Word and following Him. Don’t miss the message.

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