When He Saw Their Faith
Bible Passage: Matthew 9:1-8, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 5:17-26
Even though the crowds were great, there was a group of friends, four friends, which would not allow the crowd to stop them from bringing their friend to Jesus for healing.
These friends find a way to get to the roof of the house. Roofs of houses in this area were easy to get to. Usually, there would be a stairway on the side of the house. The roof would be flat, tiled, and covered with thatch, which is a plant material, probably straw, used for shelter.
In order to let down their man with palsy, the friends climbed up to the roof and began destroying the roof, removing the thatch and tiles that made up the roof. Talk about determination.