What makes this dream even stranger is that as I opened my email to read the Chapter of the day (Join the Journey) and it was this....
Mark 2 - Jesus Heals a ParalyticA few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them. Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Son, your sins are forgiven."
Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, "Why does this fellow talk like that? He's blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?"
Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, "Why are you thinking these things? Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, 'Your sins are forgiven,' or to say, 'Get up, take your mat and walk'? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins . . . ." He said to the paralytic, "I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home." He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all. This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, "We have never seen anything like this!"Now it's not the healing part of this story that the commentator focused on but the group of people who brought the man to Jesus. The group that supported the paralytic. The people that surrounded him with love. So, although I love the healing part of the story, and I pray that for Grace everyday, I also love that we have a support group just like the paralytic, that picks Grace and me up when we just can't walk anymore.