In Matthew 9, we first read about a paralytic who was carried to Jesus. One strong theme in this account is that of arising. What is easier? To say your sins are forgiven or to say rise up (v. 5)? In the next verse, Jesus commands him to arise (v. 6). The next verse describes him doing just that — he arose (v. 7) and went to his house (v. 7).
This being the case, it is striking that immediately after this, Jesus sees Matthew sitting in the tax booth, and He commanded him to follow Him. And Matthew arose (v. 9) and followed him. Jesus healed a different kind of paralytic.