As I read through the Gospel of Mark again, the story of the friends carrying their paralyzed buddy to Jesus (Mark 2:1-12) continues to challenge me. They have the faith to get him to Jesus. The paralytic himself doesn’t have that faith. The others have that faith and carry him to the One who can answer.
This is the challenge: who am I carrying to Jesus? Who am I burdened for so much that I am willing to tear off a roof to get them to the One who can heal their lives? There are times when a spirit of intercession needs to grip me. I need to have that person on my heart to a point where my emotions are locked in and I am figuratively doing all I can to carry them to Jesus.
This story challenges me in the way of intercession.