“Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him. After they had broken through, they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying.” Mark 2:4
They were determined Jesus seekers. They tried to enter thru the front door but the crowd prevented them. They had an idea, they wanted to get into the house thru the back door (if the house had one) but likewise the crowd prevented them. They saw the window (if the house had one) and maybe they can pass by that but likewise the crowd prevented them. They must have given up, but that is not in their hearts. They must gone back home, but inside of them they know home is with Jesus. And then they went up the highest level, they climb the house top and opened the roof. And as they raised the roof, Jesus raises His eyes towards them and raises heaven’s healing of the soul and body.
What are the “crowds” that prevent us from seeing God’s healing grace. What keeps us from seeing Jesus? What keeps us from receiving his forgiveness? Are we as determined in seeking the Lord?
May God bless our hearts and minds that we may seek him with all we have, with all possible opportunities and with all possible ways. Let us get out from our comfort zone in going after God’s face. Let us hurdle each obstacle that blocks us from walking out from our own mats. Or if you think you are weak, allow your friends to bring you to Jesus. Seek the Lord while He is near. Be determined. Do not give up and do not go back. Go to the highest level. Raise the roof.