When a paralysed man was brought to Jesus for healing, His first action was to forgive him his sins.
To those who refused to believe that Jesus could forgive sins, He said to them, “Which is easier to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or, ‘Stand up and walk’?”
Then, to prove that He could forgive the man’s sins, Jesus miraculously healed his paralysis and told him to, “Stand up, take your stretcher and go home”. (Luke 5:23-24)
My daily priority, morning and evening, is to acknowledge my sins and seek the cleansing mercy of Jesus. Thank you, Lord Jesus.
Lord Jesus, open my heart to your presence and love. Cleanse me from my sin and purify my today’s intentions.
Prayer: Psalm 63
O God, you are my God, for you I long:
For you, my soul is thirsting.
My body pines for you
like a dry, weary land without water.
So I gaze on you in the sanctuary
to see your strength and your glory.
For your love is better than life,
my lips will speak your praise.
So I will bless you all my life,
in your name, I will lift up my hands.
My soul shall be filled as with a banquet,
my mouth shall praise you with joy.
At night, I remember you.
On you, I muse through the night
for you have been my help;
in the shadow of your wings, I rejoice.
My soul clings to you;
your right hand holds me fast.