Seventh Sunday After Epiphany
Week of: February 19, 2017
Scripture: Mark 2:3-4 *
“Some men came, bringing to (Jesus) a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. Since they could not get the man to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat which the man was lying on.”
(Mark 2:3-4, NIV*)
Though there are millions of people who come to Jesus each day, there are still some that cannot see a way to come to him.
Here, a paralyzed man could not get to Jesus on his own so four men carried him to Jesus. Once they arrived, it naturally was a discouraging sight to see the large crowd. Instead of complaining, quitting, and turning around at the perceived impossibility, the men looked and took another way.