The man on the mat was sad that he could not walk. But then his friends brought him to see Jesus, and Jesus did something amazing! It turned out that not being able to walk was not the only problem the man had – he also needed to have his sins forgiven. Not only was Jesus able to make him walk again, he also forgave his sins.
This story can be found in the Bible in Mark 2:1–12.
About Hazel Scrimshire
Formerly an editor of children’s books and a youth worker at St Paul’s and St George’s, Edinburgh, Hazel is now married and lives in Bradford, UK.