Community is often a word or idea that so easily gets brushed aside. It's easy to go about our day, seeking Him and doing good, but doing so more or less alone. And yet, it was the paralytic's friends that brought him to the feet of Jesus. It was their strength that lowered him through the roof of the house Jesus was in. It was their abounding courage that led them to find a way to bring their friend to Jesus.
We were made for community—to be surrounded by those who will the best for us in all seasons of life.
In all honesty, community is difficult to find for me, especially in this season of life I'm currently in. But my heart continues to cry out to the Lord in prayer—Jesus, lead me to community! Give me the courage to go out and search for those You desire me to know! May we walk together to You!
Let's trust God with the big things.
The Scribes had a hard time understanding or trusting how it could be that Jesus could forgive sins. They didn't necessarily understand Who He was or the power He had within (see Mark 2:6-7). And yet, it was the paralytic and his friends who trusted deeply that there was healing to be found at the feet of Jesus.
Whether we seek physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual healing, Jesus is here waiting for us. And sometimes we are not healed in the ways we've asked for, but healing happens still. Deep healing occurs in His presence, at His feet. Maybe that healing is for ourselves, or maybe it's for those who watch us approach Him, time and time again.
Let us remember to trust Him, His timing, and His love for us.
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Shalini Blubaugh is a Minnesota transplant living in Denver, Colorado with her sweet husband, Matt, their gal pal, Callan, and quite large GSD pup, Sully. She runs her own Activewear 'biz and is a soon to be Certified Personal Trainer. She also loves pizza because #balance. Shalini graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, served with NET Ministries, and went on to attend Law School. She graduated with her J.D. and happily leaves all things Law behind! Some of her favorites include travel, re-connecting with old friends and making new ones, the ways in which God so beautifully brings all things full circle in His time, and a good, loud thunderstorm. Find out more about her here.