Matthew 9:1–2


9 Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”


One thought:

For the convicted sinner, Jesus is a beacon of light in an otherwise dark pit


Three questions:

Why does Jesus have the authority to forgive sins?


Have you taken heart?


Reflect on the forgiveness of your sins today



Praise God for sending Jesus to save sinners. Give thanks that Jesus has forgiven you and others through the work of the cross. Ask God to help you + someone else remain trusting in Jesus’ forgiveness.