The week after Easter has always been an interesting week for the church. In looking at church history it has been called the “Empty Sunday” due to restrictions from abstaining from any work. Later, it had become known as Thomas Sunday recognizing the Apostle Thomas and his famous ‘doubting’ of the resurrected Jesus. In modern times, we could address this week the same way: Empty, because the increased numbers of people at Easter have gone back to normal life; Thomas Sunday because so many still doubt the resurrected Christ. Yet, this week’s message is going to focus on hope, faith and how in emergencies of faith (such as doubt, emptiness, and hopelessness, etc.,) how do we react? In Mark 2:1-12, we learn that we must go to extra efforts at times to place ourselves and others at the feet of Jesus for healing, forgiveness, and wholeness.