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Uh-oh, don’t let the rain come down

by davesandel on December 10th, 2012

Uh-oh, don’t let the rain come down

Monday, December 10, 2012

Second Week of Advent

Luke 5:17-19

The power of the Lord was with Jesus for healing.  And some men brought on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed; they were trying to bring him in and set him in his presence.  But not finding a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the tiles into the middle in front of Jesus.

These guys were serious!  Maybe they didn’t know that the big wigs of the temple were all there that day.  “From every village of Galilee and Judea, and Jerusalem.”  Jesus was busy teaching.  But … “the power of the Lord was with Jesus for healing.”

So … they cut in a hole in the stranger’s roof.  They got up there, removed some tiles, and, well, that wasn’t big enough, so they took out a few more.  Perhaps the owner was busy fixing food and didn’t hear them cutting open his roof.  The roof police were busy down the street.  How Jesus must have laughed when he saw the man appear from above.  And with his great sense of timing, Jesus made the whole thing just … work.

One thing Rob Evans the Donut Man decided in his own rendition of this story (which is absolutely wonderful, by the way, and here it is – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLwKBHJgOfQ): the guy forgiven for his sins who ended up walking was only too happy to help the owner fix his roof after all the talking was done.

“There’s a hole in my roof.  It’s the truth, I wouldn’t spoof.  It was chopped there for a man with diseases, and they lowered him down to Jesus.”

Put your hands together, here is the one and only, the teacher, the healer, the man who loves us all with the unalloyed love of God, let’s hear it for Jesus!  We love you!

http://www.christiancounselingservice.com/archived_devotions.php?article_id=1107

 

 

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