We can't see the expression on the paralytic's face. We don't know how he spent the rest of his life or how his four friends spent theirs. But an interaction with Jesus, which probably took no more than fifteen minutes, transformed him entirely from the inside out. First his sins were forgiven, restoring his relationship with his Creator. Then his body was healed, changing him from a person who couldn't do anything for himself to a man who immediately stands, carries his mat, and walks home without difficulty. In what ways are you paralyzed? Are there sins you need forgiveness for? Are there fears preventing you from obeying the Lord's commands? Are there physical limitations which you would like healed? Jesus can, and does, look beyond the obvious needs to address the most important needs. And whether or not he also fixes the obvious ones, we are always transformed when we encounter Him and allow Him to change the brokenness into wholeness.