Mark 2:5 - "Their" faith
Jesus healed the paralytic because of his friends' faith, not his own. This is extraordinary and reveals how deeply Jesus feels about the person who would stand in the gap on behalf of his friend. Several times in the bible we see it written that we need to lay our lives down for our friends, and these four men did just that for their friend. They were willing to do whatever it took to get their buddy to the Healer - and Jesus took such great notice of this that He commended them for their faith by doing what they came for, He healed their friend. But even better than that, his body wasn't just healed, his soul was! This is the beauty of standing in the gap for someone, either by prayer or by physical means, not only will their outward life be affected but it will also affect their inner life!
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