Be of Good Cheer

Read Daniel 7:9-14 with Matthew 9:1-8

Faith that seeks the Lord is rewarded [Hebrews 11:6], but not always in the way we think. The Lord Jesus clearly saw the faith of these men and the paralytic, but instead of immediately healing him, Christ proclaimed his authority and power with the forgiveness of his sins. However misgided their faith was in what they sought, they nonetheless sought the Lord's mercies, and Christ gave the greatest mercy of all - your sins are forgiven.