Sunday we learned about the strangest thing a lame man did to experience a miracle: He had himself lowered through the ceiling to get to Jesus and receive healing. The first thing that Jesus did before healing the man was to forgive his sins. Yep, Jesus saw that this man’s first need was to be set free from his sin. After forgiving his sins, Jesus took care of the man’s physical needs.
Jesus always looks to the heart first. We can see this in a variety of examples in the many stories of Jesus. It seems that he always taught or instructed people to touch their hearts and then He healed them or did a miracle.
Read all about it with your child in Mark 2:1-12.