January 15th, 2023 – In today’s scripture, we see an amazing faith in display as friends of a paralyzed man is lowered into a home in which Jesus was teaching to a group of religious leaders from all parts across Galilee. Unable to enter through the door, they friends of the man knocked a whole in the ceiling. How persistent are we with the ones we love who are lost? If we can’t get through the door do we enter through the ceiling? Jesus’ first says to the man his sins were forgiven. This then is a very important part and more saving than the healing the man experienced. While this healing took care of his earthly needs, his eternal needs were the most important.