Your Daily Dose
Theme: Faith of a Few Good Friends
Scripture : Luke 5:18-26
And behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy; and they
sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before Him. And when they could
not find by what way they might bring him in because of the multitude, they went
upon the housetop, and let him down through the tiling with his couch into the
midst before Jesus. And when He saw Their faith, He said “Man, thy sins are
forgiven thee! I say unto thee, Arise and take up thy couch and go into thine
Points To Ponder
The beauty of this passage is…this is one of the only times when the “faith of a
few good friends” impressed Jesus so much, He healed the man based on his
friends’ faith, not on the man’s faith. Jesus looked at all of the effort that these
men put forth just to get their friend to Jesus. They tried bringing him in through
the conventional means, but the crowd was too thick, and they could not get their
friend through the crowd. Most people would have given up and said to their
friend “we tried. I’m sorry we couldn’t get you to Jesus, but…we tried our best!”
Not these friends. They thought outside of the box! If we can’t go through the
crowd, let’s lower him down from the roof! Can you imagine being a part of the
crowd that day—they must have been shocked! I can imagine them looking at the
couch being lowered in front of Jesus while Jesus is speaking and healing the
sick. You have to admit—it was NOT what you would have expected, but doing
what was not expected got God’s attention—and impressed Jesus!
Maybe you are that kind of friend. If your friend is in a situation, and they
desperately need a touch from the Lord, are you willing to think outside the box,
do the heavy lifting and lower your friend down from the roof just to get in front of
What are you willing to do for a friend?
How far will you go before you quit?
What is that friend worth to you?
Remember, you might just impress Jesus with your persistence and prayer and
Be persistent—don’t give up, keep fighting for your friend.
Be in prayer always—make sure you stand in the gap in prayer; hold a vigil for
Be in praise over the outcome—Begin to thank God for the answered prayer
BEFORE HE ANSWERS!
Bombard Heaven with your petition for your friend.
Do for them what you would hope someone would do for you!
Impress Jesus—Break some tiles!
Let’s Pray Together
Lord, I pray today that you will find my faith for my friend pure and strong and
able to impress. I want you to help my friend
(insert your friend’s name here) by touching their body today. I know you are their
Healer and I believe that you will honor my faith for their healing. I thank you
already for the healing in their lives. I also thank you for honoring my faith. I know
that you are the one I turn to when I need help with something I can’t fix…and I
need your help for my friend today.
Thank you for hearing my prayer.