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.
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?
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?