Lent 2015, Led to the Cross: Learning to be the light

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We are reading through the gospel of Luke during lent. We followed the Leader as He battled Satan in the wilderness, faced persecution in Nazareth, performed miracles of healing, called His disciples, and healed a leper on His way to the cross. And there is so much more to come…

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. (Luke 5:17-19)

When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”

This man had some amazing friends- friends who would stop at nothing to bring him to Jesus. Friends who carried him to the roof and lowered him carefully to the Savior. Friends who didn’t give in to discouragement or obstacles, but stopped at nothing to deliver their friend to Jesus.

Are we that kind of friend for someone? Is there someone in our lives who is unable to reach Jesus alone and needs us to carry them over obstacles? Is there someone that needs you to lead them to the Light?

When it all came crashing down
There was only darkness all around
But in the distance I could see
A flame. -Lyrics from “Learning to be the light”

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