Raising the Roof

One of my favorite events in the gospels is recorded in Mark 2. There we read the account of four men who carried a paralyzed man to Jesus. They couldn’t get close to Jesus because it was so crowded at the house where Jesus was preaching. Not to be deterred, these men opened up a hole in the roof and lowered their friend on his mat to where Jesus was.

There were probably people in the crowd who wondered, “Who is going to fix the roof? Who is going to pay for that?”

However, Jesus rewarded these men for their faith. He forgave the paralyzed man of his sins and healed him.

There are many lessons to be learned from this episode, but let’s focus on this—Let’s raise the roof for Jesus! Bring a friend to Jesus! Don’t let anyone discourage you. Don’t count the cost. Don’t think that it is too much trouble. Just bring someone to Jesus. When you do, your faith will be rewarded.


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