Key Verse: Verse 4 – “And when they could not come nigh unto him for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay."
Key Words: they uncovered the roof where he was
These men were determined to get their friend to Jesus. No obstacle was too great; no crowd was too big for them not to get to Jesus.
They understood that Jesus would make a difference in this man’s life if they could get to “where Jesus was.’
I recently read a story about D. L. Moody and his determination.
D. L. Moody had a keen memory for names and faces. If one of his children was missing from Sunday school, he knew it, and he would do everything possible to find out why. One day he saw an absentee coming down the street, so he took off after her. She ran down the sidewalk, across the street, and through an alley into a saloon, up the stairs to a back apartment, into the bedroom, and then dived under the bed. Moody went after her, and just as he was claiming his prize, the mother showed up.
Panting from the exertion, Moody simply explained, "I'm Moody." He said that he had missed the girl and would be happy if all the family could come to the services. Within a few weeks he had every child in the family in his school.
If we are to have any success in reaching people, we have to be determined to get them to where Jesus is
What to do:
✞ Be determined. Remember, success is simply getting up when you fall down.
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