(Mark 2:1-5) A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
These men cared and loved their friend, there was no way the disabled man could get to Christ on his own. But his friends made sure he got to the feet of the Savior, they would not take no for an answer when an obstacle presented itself, they went to the trouble of making a hole in the roof and lowered the man down right in front of Jesus.
Dear Christians, what are you willing to do to see your lost loved ones know the love of Jesus, what price tag will you pay? Inconvenience, ridicule, resistence or sacrifice of time? How bout fervent effectual prayer? Keep knoccking and pounding of heavens door till your hands are broken if this is what it takes to save their souls from death. Exhaust yourself and lose sleep if this is what it takes, bombard the throne of grace with your heartfelt cry, be earnest, for “The Lord rewards those who earnestly seek him” Hebrews 11:6
If they do not have enough faith of their own to believe then excercise your earnest persitent faith for them.
For “When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralyzed man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”
“Their faith” not that of the paralyzed man, but his friends/ and so it is sometimes with the non Christian, we must intercede on their behalf so God might honor our faith by granting them faith!