Mark 2:3-5, And they came unto Him, bringing one sick of the palsy, which was born of four. And when they could not come nigh unto Him for the press, they uncovered the roof where He was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the palsy lay. When Jesus saw their faith, He said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.
These four men carried their friend on a stretcher to Jesus because he was sick and they expected Jesus to heal him, and He did!
We need more stretcher bearers in our churches today. Men and women who have faith and will go out and bring in the unsaved so they can hear the gospel! There are many people today who are paralyzed with a palsy of sin, a palsy of indifference, or a palsy of prejudice.
Many people will not come to the church and hear the gospel preached unless you take a corner of the stretcher and bring them in. That’s what these men did, and because of this, their friend was healed physically and and spiritually!