"That ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins(then He said to the sick of palsy), Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house. Matt. 9:6     

 When Jesus came to this world, He demonstrated a power beyond all natural forces. His miracles gave proof of His power over nature, sickness, and death. These miracles were not an end in themselves. They were pointers to a greater power, the power to forgive sins and to bring to us eternal life.     

The Bible's favorite term for the miracles is signs. Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing you may have life in His name.    

Christian friends, This is the power we need in our lives. In all the new discoveries there is not a single remedy which can heal our sin, not a single source of power to forgive our trespasses. But in Jesus Christ there is such power in the greatest abundance, available for each of us.  

O what a joy awaits you, sinner,                                                                             When you heed Christ's "Come to Me."                                                                       To each seeking soul He whispers,                                                                                   "I have now forgiven thee!"  

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY - The gospel is sent to break hard hearts and to heal the broken ones.