A Hole in the Roof

07 Apr

Jesus healing the paralyticYou’re what, person? Now that you told me about Jesus being raised from the dead that’s the end of the story, isn’t it?

It isn’t?

But you’re not going to tell it to me now? You mean I don’t get a Bible story this week?

You’re going to what? Tell me about more of Jesus’ miracles from before he died and rose again?

I like miracles.


Jesus had been traveling around Galilee and when he returned to his home in Capernaum so many people came that his whole house was full and even outside the door there was no room left.

Jesus preached to all those people.


Did he preach about how they could get more fish?

I was just asking.


While Jesus was preaching, four men came carrying a paralytic on a mat.


A what?

You mean he can’t move? Poor guy. At least that leper that Jesus healed could leap.

Okay, I’ll listen.


The house was so crowded that the men couldn’t get the paralyzed man anywhere near Jesus. So they got up on the roof and made an opening in the roof above Jesus.

After digging through, they lowered the man on his mat into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus.


Wasn’t Jesus mad about the hole in the roof? What if it rained?

I’m listening.


Jesus saw the faith of the four men and said to the paralytic, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”


If I jump through a hole in the roof and land at Jesus’ feet will he forgive my sins? Oh, I forgot. I don’t do anything wrong. It’s always Scratchy.

I am listening.


There were some teachers of the law in the crowd who were pretty upset when Jesus forgave the man’s sins because only God can forgive sins. But Jesus knew what they were thinking so He said to them, “Which is easier: to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’?”

Then Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.”

The man stood up, took his mat, and went home praising God.


Jesus told those teachers of the law a thing or two, didn’t he?

But there’s still one thing I want to know.

Who’s going to fix that hole in the roof?


Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Bongo, Dogology, humor


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14 responses to “A Hole in the Roof

  1. marina kanavaki

    April 7, 2013 at 11:18 am

    …a good question my dear Bongo!!!
    🙂 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 7, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      Marina, maybe Jesus did a miracle and fixed that room. Oh wait, my person says Jesus was a carpenter and he could fix that roof without even needing a miracle.

  2. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    April 7, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    As always a great Bible story Bongo!

    • Bongo

      April 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Misty Shores.


    April 7, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I like story time with Bongo 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 7, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks Max.

  4. eripanwkevin

    April 7, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    I love hearing about Jesus’s miracle stories, Bongo! They give me and mom lots of things to learn! Thank you very much! 🙂
    P.S hmmmm…I’m also curious what happened to the big hole on the roof after the paralyzed man left?

    • Bongo

      April 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Kevin, my person says Jesus was a carpenter so maybe he fixed that hole himself.

  5. snoopys@snoopysdogblog

    April 8, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hey Bongo,

    I like how you reminded your Mom that you don’t do anything wrong and it’s all Scratchy!! Tee Hee – I so need a cat to blame! 🙂

    Big wags,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

    • Bongo

      April 8, 2013 at 11:08 am

      Snoopy, I could send Scratchy your way if you want. Oh wait, I guess I do need him. I wouldn’t have anyone left to blame.

  6. angelswhisper2011

    April 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Jesus was miraculous, Bongo, I think he forgives Scratchy too 😉

    • Bongo

      April 16, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Little Binky, I sure hope Jesus forgives Scratchy because I have a hard time doing it.

  7. colliesofthemeadow

    April 14, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    hmmmmmmmmm…… think the old guy would forgive me if I put a hole in our roof? snicker
    -Ginger who claims the snake did it!!!

    • Bongo

      April 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      Ginger, how could your dad possible get mad at you? The snake did it.


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