Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Through The Roof

After some days Jesus went back to the city of Capernaum.

Then news got around that He was home.  Soon many people gathered there. There was no more room, not even at the door. 
He spoke the Word of God to them. Four men came to Jesus carrying a man who could not move his body. These men could not get near Jesus because of so many people. 
They made a hole in the roof of the house over where Jesus stood. Then they let down the bed with the sick man on it.
When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the sick man, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

Imagine this happened in one of our churches now. The PCC would be in an uproar, they would demand to know who was going to pay for the repairs.

Jesus makes no mention of the damage to the building, in fact he goes on to forgive the man his sins, surely that would include the damage he and his friends had caused to the building.

What matters to Jesus is that the man was able to meet with him and he greatly appreciated the trouble taken by those who made that possible and commends them for their faith. 

In light of my two previous posts I think enough said.

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