One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.” (Luke 5:17-20)
Are you ready to climb onto a roof?
Perhaps there’s a friend you’re thinking of right now who has a desperate need. Are you ready to carry them to Jesus?
The paralytic man had true friends. They didn’t make excuses. They weren’t half-hearted. They put their faith into action and climbed right onto that roof and lowered their friend down to the Savior.
Let’s be that kind of friend–the roof-climbing, prayer warrior kind.
The friend that doesn’t quit when the way is hard. The friend that keeps praying. The friend that carries others to Jesus.
Who can you carry to Jesus today?
And I used to think it mattered if I understood
But now I just don’t know
Well, I’ll admit sometimes I still wish I knew what to say
And I keep looking for a way to fix it all
But we know we’re at the mercy of God’s higher ways
And our ways are so small
But I will carry you to Jesus
He is everything you need
I will carry you to Jesus on my knees
It’s such a privilege for me to give this gift to you
All I’d ever hope you’d give me in return
Is to know that you’ll be there to do the same for me
When the tables turn
And if you need to cry go on and I, I will cry along with you, yeah
I’ve given you what I have but still I know the best thing I can do
Is just pray for you
I’ll carry you
I’ll take you to Jesus on my knees
“Carry You to Jesus” by Steven Curtis Chapman