I wrote this because I wanted to find out if I could get inside the drama of this situation, see it, feel it. (Luke 5:17-26).
I wanted to view the scene with fresh eyes, like standing at the edge of the Grand Canyon and looking down into the Abyss. I wanted to experience the dizziness. I wanted being there to make me catch my breath. It worked for me.
I felt something alive and living by attempting to put myself in that tiny crowded room. I felt the tension. I felt the contempt. I felt the anticipation. I felt the hope.
I supposed most of the people there were trying to figure out if Jesus was anybody special. I mean, they’d heard the stories about him. You know, like we have.
I have no doubt that for the majority this was a holy moment, not to be missed.
Obviously, a few were there to cause trouble. These few had no intention of accepting Jesus as the one God sent. I have no idea what they were actually afraid of. But whatever it was, these troublemakers missed the joy-filled moment when life changed forever for this man lowered into that room by friends.
For me though, I found myself laughing with Jesus.
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