Some men came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on.
The other day, I found myself in a conversation with one of my girlfriends about boys, and relationships, and the mysteries of a guy’s brain. Somehow, we ran across the topic of how boys, “always want what they can’t have,” and it got me thinking. The desire of wanting something unavailable to you, is not just limited to men. Most of us have a desire in life that seems unattainable, whether that be a relationship, a dream, or an item. That got me thinking of the most attainable thing of all, the love of Jesus. Then, it wasn’t me, but the Holy Spirit who said, “If it’s true that you want what you can’t have, how much would you want Jesus, if you couldn’t have him?”
For a second, it was as if my brain shut off, and not one thought ran through it. I was paralyzed, as if life without my Jesus, was unimaginable.
I slowly came to, and started thinking about how different life would be without Jesus, how different it would be if his love had been limited to his twelve disciples. I thought about the deep hunger that would always linger in my spirit, and the sadness that would always be present. I thought about life with no direction, and fear of death and where I would go. I thought about hope that would be diminished, and the absence of light. I thought about prayers that would never get answered, and the sick that would never be healed.
…the sick, that would never be healed.
That thought got me. Lately, my family and friends have been plagued with so much sickness, sickness that brings me to my knees, and ties my stomach in knots. There’s so much to desire from Jesus, but personally, if I couldn’t have him, I’d want him so much more if just to have his healing hand over my family and dear friends. But, that’s the thing about healing, it doesn’t come easy. It comes with a lot of heartache, and a lot of battle, and it takes more than bowing your head and kneeling at your bedside.
You see, 2000 years ago people weren’t bowing their heads and looking up at the sky and picturing Jesus’ face watching over them. They were fasting, they were travelling thousands of miles to find Him, they were digging holes in roofs and finding ANY way they could to stand face to face with Him, JUST so they could get healed! But, let’s not even limit it to physical healing, what if you missed out on emotional healing as well, what if those scars on your heart were never mended and you lived each day with an ache so awful, that life wasn’t even worth living? So I ask again, how much more would you want Jesus, if you couldn’t have Him?
But, you want to know something amazing? When Jesus got up on that cross, He gave us full, attainable access to Him. It’s funny how so many of us miss it, how “by His stripes, we are healed.” Healing, is our gift for the taking.
The gift of healing is a powerful one. It’s one that doesn’t just come through waiting on your faithful God, but by pursuing Him like He is your ONLY option. To get healing, you have got to want it, and you have got to want it like you can’t have it. ~Arrianna
ARRIANNA IS A HAPPY-GO-LUCKY YOUNG LADY WHO ENJOYS BEAUTY, FASHION, AND SPREADING THE LOVE OF JESUS THROUGH: SMALL GROUPS, YOUTUBE, AND BLOGGING. HER DREAM IS TO ONE DAY BE A WIFE, MOTHER, AND FRIEND – BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY A WORLD CHANGER FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD. FOR MORE ABOUT ARRIANNA, CLICK HERE.