A day of rest. Yes needful. After yesterday’s poor and needy day, today is a welcome respite. I almost couldn’t believe it when God told me to stay home from the prayer room. But He designed rest. He knows it’s needful.
He is so gracious.
1. Strong faith.To go through all that trouble and tear open someone’s roof you have to feel pretty sure SOMETHING is going to happen! That is faith.
2. Believers helping one another. When one of us is weak it is vital that the stronger members rally around to fortify. As we work together, staked together, we are able to support each other in their areas of weakness. Sometimes it’s not a “big” weakness. Could be something small like a hurt finger, but support it still good. What I like about this one is that is shows that sometimes it is needful for someone to FULLY rest in their friends because such damage has been done. Wow. God’s saying that’s ok.
3. Removal of all effects of sin. I think “the sins forgiven” vs. “You are healed” loses something in translation. When I look in the concordance it seems to not quite mean how it reads in English. Yet it makes me think of my situation with my weight. Should I pray to be healed? Or really, based on this verse, pray my sins be forgiven and trust that as He forgives even the effects of the sin are removed. Wow.
So yes Lord. I pray my sins be forgiven! And all the effects of them removed. You are a good God! I love You and worship You – it is my joy to do so 🙂
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