Lifted Through the Roof

28
Imagine the faith of the men who lifted a man through the roof of a house to ensure he received healing from Jesus despite the infinitely large crowd of people seeking something from Jesus. Imagine their strength. Imagine their perseverance. Imagine their endurance. Imagine their trust. Imagine their refusal to give up no matter how hard the challenge. Imagine how they did this for someone else and not themselves.

Imagine how many more comfortable, suitable, easy, simple, straightforward, fun, entertaining, and self-centered opportunities they had that day. Imagine how much they gave up for the man in need because they had such confidence in Jesus. I don’t have to imagine it. I haven’t had a mere four believers carry me through the roof through the years. I have had an army of human angels.

I cannot possibly count, nor truly remember, the endless array of women and men that have stood in the gap for me in recent years as they flexed their spiritual muscles and carried me through the roof to get to Jesus. The Bible tells the story of one man’s healing after four men lifted him through the roof of a house. They lifted him up to Jesus, literally.

For years now, I have had person after person lift me up in prayer, person after person point me to Jesus, person after person encourage me, person after person hold me up when I could do nothing but fall, person after person share their faith so I could lean on theirs until I had my own, and person after person not give up on me until I learned to put my faith in Jesus.

I never truly imagined the day would come along when I would be so healed that I would not merely be a woman being lifted up to the Lord. Today I am a woman lifting others up to the Lord. And just like those who lifted me up did it together like the men in the Bible, I am not alone in lifting others up. We are called as the Body of Christ to remember we are one in Christ. We have a job to do, but we are not called to do it alone. We are called to flex our spiritual muscles and lift our fellows up to the Lord.

Through the roof? Yes. Some of us need to be lifted up to this extreme. Some are an easy lift. Their burdens are lighter, and they are easier to manage. Others, like myself, are so weighed down with issues that strong, strong people of faith are needed to do the lifting – and many of them at that.

How I would love to thank each and every person who not only trusted in Jesus, but refused to give up on me. Some lifted me but for a moment. Some lifted me for a season. Some stood in there for the long haul. But all shared the lifting until I was lifted clear through the roof and lowered right where Jesus stood waiting to heal me.

I may not be able to thank them all, but I can do this. I can keep my heart and eyes open to the next person who comes along that needs lifting. And I can pass on what I have been given – a people of God so confident in Jesus that they would not only knew what I needed; they ensured I would get it.

Jesus.


“They couldn’t bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, so they dug a hole through the roof above his head. Then they lowered the man on his mat, right down in front of Jesus.” Mark 2:4 NLT

Please visit Walk by Faith Ministry at https://www.walkbyfaithministry.com.

28 Comments

  1. My brother suggested I might like this blog. He was totally right.
    This post actually made my day. You can not imagine simply how
    much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

  2. We stumbled over here different website and thought I might as
    well check things out. I like what I see so now i am following you.
    Look forward to finding out about your web page for
    a second time.

  3. I have been browsing on-line more than 3 hours these days, yet
    I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours.

    It’s beautiful value sufficient for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and bloggers made just right content as you did, the net can be much more useful than ever before.

  4. You really make it appear really easy along with your presentation but I in finding this matter
    to be really one thing that I believe I would by no
    means understand. It seems too complex and extremely
    huge for me. I am looking ahead on your subsequent publish, I’ll attempt to get the
    cling of it!

  5. I do not even know the way I stopped up right here, however I assumed this put up used
    to be good. I don’t realize who you’re but definitely you’re going to a famous blogger in the event you
    are not already. Cheers!

  6. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  7. Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Looking through this post reminds me of my previous roommate!

    He constantly kept talking about this. I will forward this post to him.
    Pretty sure he’s going to have a very good read. I appreciate you
    for sharing!

  8. Have you ever thought about creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog centered on the same subjects you discuss
    and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers would
    value your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

  9. What’s up Dear, are you in fact visiting this web page
    on a regular basis, if so afterward you will definitely get nice experience.

  10. Excellent blog you have got here.. It’s difficult to find
    high quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals
    like you! Take care!!

  11. Hi! I know this is kind of off-topic however I had to ask.

    Does building a well-established blog like yours take a lot
    of work? I’m brand new to running a blog however I do write in my diary
    everyday. I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my own experience and views online.

    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas or tips for new aspiring
    bloggers. Appreciate it!

  12. Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if
    you knew where I could find a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

Leave A Reply