The Paralytic

Ibrahim Shehaden

We don’t know much about the paralytic. We know that he couldn’t walk, that he was paralyzed. We also know that he had some very devoted and dedicated friends who were so determined to get him in front of Jesus that they cut a hole in the roof of the building where Jesus was teaching. We see that Jesus has the power to heal but more importantly he has the power to forgive sin which made the priests furious since only God has the power to forgive sin. It is to the paralytic’s credit that he thanked Jesus vociferously. (Luke 5:17-26)