And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not get near him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him, and when they had made an opening, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” – Mark 2:2-5 ESV
The typical person talks between 120 and 150 words per minute. We have all heard the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. One picture, one ACT, one VERB speaks louder than 6-8 minutes of NON-STOP dialogue! Depending on the translation, it might say “made an opening”, “removed part of the roof”, and “uncovered the roof”- ‘Dug a hole through the roof”. When has your BELIEF in JESUS and your DESIRE to share HIM with others caused you to DIG A HOLE IN THE ROOF?
Leader, because of the 4 friends FAITH, God healed the paralytic! The Bible does not tell us that Jesus said a single word to the 4, and the 4 never spoke a word to the LORD. BUT- their actions spoke so loudly that it is RECORDED IN THE BIBLE for all to read and to know! When we know what AILS us, and we KNOW that JESUS is WHO HEALS US, then we will do things that others DON’T LIKE, DON’T UNDERSTAND and DON’T MAKE SENSE- to this world! BECOME a JESUS FREAK and bring others into HIS presence!
Conduit, what we are doing SPEAKS SO LOUDLY that people don’t need to LISTEN to a WORD we are saying, they can truly WATCH OUR TESTIMONY! If your life was a SILENT MOVIE would your ACTIONS point to JESUS? Would anybody know what is important to you and what you believe based on what you are DOING, versus what you are SAYING. Does your testimony and your beliefs show WITH YOUR ACTIONS and FOLLOWED UP with your words- HIS WORD and HIS LOVE? The TIME IS NOW to RIP THE ROOF OFF THIS PLACE! So that others can SEE, HEAR and KNOW our LORD! The King of KINGS, the LORD of LORDS and the maker of the heaven and the EARTH! Do you know this JESUS and are you willing to help others get closer to HIM?