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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Today’s scripture reading:
The paralyzed man’s need moved his friends to action, and they brought him to Jesus. When you recognize someone’s need, do you act? Many people have physical, spiritual needs you can meet, either by yourself or with others who are also concerned, Human need moved these four men, let it also move you to compassionate action. (NLT)
Mark 2:1-5 – Several days later Jesus returned to Capernaum, and the news of his arrival spread quickly through the town. Soon the house where he was staying was so packed with visitors that there wasn’t room for one more person, not even outside the door. And he preached the word to them. Four men arrived carrying a paralyzed man on a mat. They couldn’t get to Jesus through the crowd, so they dug through the clay roof above his head. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus. Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “My son, your sins are forgiven.”
Lynda Prevatt (Alabama) titled her story “HINDERERS;” here is a portion of Lynda’s story:
“. . . I have learned that it takes our whole selves to be helpers and faithful workers for Christ. It takes our eyes and ears to recognize the needs around us; our hands and feet to get the job done; our hearts to recognize when we are being hinderers and to move us to compassion to provide care for those in need.”
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – I can be a helper or a hinderer. What will I be today?
Prayer: Dear Lord, make us instruments for your work. Help us to recognize the needs of others and serve you faithfully. Amen.
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