Good morning brothers and sisters. I pray this day will be blessed beyond measures. I pray that you see the joy that is out there for all to see, if we choose. In the scripture that I was reading this morning, Jesus heals a man who is paralyzed. And the people around Him got mad because Jesus told the man that his sins were forgiven. I wonder do we get mad when someone we don't really care for, has their sins forgiven? No matter the sin. I think we have a hard time with Jesus forgiving the sins of others. Would you rather He say something different? Matthew 9:1-8. 1- So He got into a boat, crossed over, and came to His own city. 2- Then behold, they brought to Him a paralytic lying on a bed. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, "Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you." 3- And at once some of the scribes said within themselves, "This Man blasphemes!" 4- But Jesus, knowing their thoughts said, "Why do you think evil in your hearts? 5- For which is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you,' or to say, 'Arise and walk?' 6- But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins-" then He said to the paralytic, "Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house." 7- And he arose and departed to his house. 8- Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled and glorified God, who had given such power to men. When someone who seeks forgiveness and it has been granted by Jesus, are we among the faithful that gives glory to God or are we among those who has evil in our hearts? Remember Jesus came for the sinners. And not to burst anyone's bubble, that IS you and me. We don't get to decide who is worthy of forgiveness. If Jesus says, "you are forgiven" no matter who to, we MUST accept it. Rise up child of God, rise up!
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