Then behold, men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Him. And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus. When He saw their faith, He said to him, “ Man, your sins are forgiven you.”; …But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”— He said to the man who was paralyzed, “ I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God (Luke 5:18-20;24-25)~~ Observe the duties taught and recommended to us by the history of the paralytic. In applying to Christ, we must be very pressing and urgent; that is an evidence of faith, and is very pleasing to Christ, and prevailing with Him. Of course without faith, it is impossible to please God. Give us, Lord, the same kind of faith with respect to your ability and willingness to heal our souls. Give us to desire the pardon of sin more than any earthly blessing. Enable us to believe your power to forgive sins; then will our souls cheerfully arise and go where you would send us! Amen!