This is what God gave me today in His word:
And behold, some men were bringing on a bed a man who was paralyzed, and they were seeking to bring him in and lay him before Jesus, but finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and let him down with his bed through the tiles into the midst before Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” (Luke 5:18-20)
Now the interesting thing about this, is that it wasn’t the man’s own faith (at least, it wasn’t his faith by itself) that Jesus saw, it was, “their faith”. When you think about it, that means, in essence, that we can help in bringing about (contrary to what those who believe in a radical version of election say), the forgiveness of another’s sin.
We can never save anyone. That is unquestionable. Indeed, to say that we could save someone (including ourself) would be outright blasphemy. However, we can play a part in bringing others to Christ, who can, and will, save. So, let’s not ignore those crippled by sin and guilt. Instead, let’s bring them to Jesus.
You are Loved!