I wrote this article for the church bulletin when I was preaching on the subject of living a life of Christian witness.
A WITNESS FOR CHRIST
When Jesus was at Capernaum, the house in which he stayed was swarmed about by those who had heard of this miracle-working Nazarene. It was so crowded that the four men carrying a palsied man could not gain entrance.
Not to be stymied by such obstacles, the men went to the roof, uncovered it and “let down the bed upon which the sick of the palsy lay.” Mark 2:4. Then we read this marvelous word: “When Jesus saw their faith he said unto the man sick of the palsy, ‘Son, your sins be forgiven you.’” Vs. 5.
Here our Lord instructs his faithful followers of every age about the importance of their faith, not only to themselves, but to all men.
Our faith, yours and mine, can bring about the transformation of the souls of those who seem to have no hope. Like the palsied, they are helpless without us. If they perish because we have failed to be “workers together with Christ,” as we are encouraged to be, II Corinthians 6:1, then God says, “their blood will I require at your hand.” Ezekiel 3:18.
With this understanding of our obligation to God and to our neighbors in need, we press diligently on, attempting to tell the world that “God is love.” I John 4:8. How effectively this will be done in the church you attend will be determined by your attendance at the services, your financial support, and above all, your prayers.
William Allen Zulker