Weekly Devotional By Pastor Ron
May 21, 2017
Go Cut a Hole
Being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.
Mark 2:4 (NASB95)
It took effort, courage and faith for this group of friends to drag their friend to the roof of a house, cut a hole through the roof of a house that was not theirs, and drop their friend in front of Jesus to be healed.
First they had to ignore the crowd and all the rest of the people who wanted to see what was going on. The crowd were observers, the friends were action oriented. They were not worried about knowing more Scripture, or being good enough for Jesus. They just came and placed their friend in Jesus' loving care, knowing that they had nothing to lose. What was their reward? Their friend was healed but God had bigger plans. Their effort was immortalized in Scripture to encourage us all to go for it and trust Jesus with all our hearts. Jesus does the rest. We obey...He blesses. We act...He provides the power and result....way beyond what we have ever imagined. Go cut a hole today!!!