A Picture of Intentional Caring
Comprehensive health evangelism
Jesus was in Capernaum, and a large crowd was listening as He “preached the word to them” (Mark 2:2). Then four men with an intentional, caring spirit carried a paralyzed man to Jesus for healing. Because of the many people, however, it was impossible to go through the front door, back door, or window—so they carried the man to the roof. There they made an opening through which to carefully lower the man on his mat down to Jesus. Everything was done in an intentional, caring spirit. When Jesus saw their faith in His healing power, He said to the man, “Son, your sins are forgiven” (verse 5).
Jesus believes in comprehensive health, which means that …