Lent 2016

Love 2

Photo by K. Davis

The embroidery on this pillow reads “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart”. What is taking up room in your heart? Proverbs 4:23 reads “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Who comes to mind when you hear the word ‘friend’? Who are you blessed to have as a friend, and who are you blessing with the gift of friendship?

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

To read more about the promises of God that involve friendship click here.

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