Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was laying on.
Crowds followed Jesus wherever He went. People were desperate to hear Him preach or receive healing from Him, but on a few occasions people went to great lengths for a moment of His attention. Rather than giving up, friends of a paralyzed man carried him to Jesus's home to receive healing,but the crowds were so large that they simply could not get near. Rather than giving up, they went onto the roof where they dug a hole and lowered their friend into the the middle of Jesus's preaching.
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralyzed man, Son, your sins are forgiven. It was also the faith of his friends that Jesus saw.These friends had such a deep compassion for their friend and such a resolute faith in Jesus that they were willing to work around any challenges so their friend could meet wit Him.
For those hurting within the church, we are to Carry each others burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
The church is meant to be a community that helps one another, especially when we are overwhelmed and share with brothers and sisters who need help, support one another in our grief and intercede with the Father on each other's behalf and for our friends ad family who do not yet believe.
No matter how large the obstacles seem, we must never give up on the lost in our lives. No amount of prayer, service or laying them at the feet of Jesus is too much. Tenacious faith looks beyond obstacles and and seeming impossibilities, trusting in the God who gave his own Son to overcome all resistances and save them.
Sovereign Lord, thank You for those in our lives who tenaciously support us and bring us before You in prayer. Reveal someone that You want us to do the same for. Thank You, Father. Amen
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my Bible Verse blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families and may God comfort you in your good times and in times of trouble. He will lovingly surround you and guide you through to when you enter eternity to be with Him. He will never leave you nor forsake you and show you His gracious love and we should do the same with our hurting people and friends.God created us in His image and watches over us. Thank You. Amen