(25) And immediately he rose up before them, and took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his own house, glorifying God. (26) And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.Luke 5:26-27
When Jesus healed, He healed completely. Think about all that had to happen for this man to be healed. Muscle and bone had to regenerate. Memories in the brain that helped the brain remember how to walk had to come to pass. This man was completely and fully healed. He did not get up walking slowly, limping or bent over. He got up. He picked up His bed. He went home. The whole time he went he was glorifying God. Worship was happening.
Now remember, Jesus had tied the healing to His ability and authority to forgive sin. Jesus forgives sin just like Jesus healed. He healed completely, and He forgives completely. By healing this man, He proved that He can forgive sin. He proved that He was God.
Notice the reaction of the crowd. They were amazed. They glorified God. They were filled with fear. Jesus proved to these people that Jesus could forgive sin. In fact, if you remember, the passage said in verse 17 that the power of God was present to heal them. The forgiveness that was available to the man was available to them.
God’s forgiveness is available to you, today. He has the authority and the power to forgive. He wants to forgive. We must go to Him by faith and seek His forgiveness. Have you accepted God’s free gift of salvation? Ultimately Jesus made the forgiveness of our sin possible by taking the judgement and sin of the whole world on Him. “The Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” The scripture says in 1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.”
Forgiveness is fully and finally available in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Call in Him today for salvation. Confess your sin today and be cleansed. Believe on Him and be healed.