Day 280

Today’s Reading – Matthew 8 and Mark 2
Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus by digging through it and then lowered the mat the man was lying on. 
Mark 2:4 NIV

Maybe it’s a guy thing, but did you ever wonder who fixed the hole in the roof?

I mean the story never says. The story doesn’t even say the guys got permission to put the hole in the roof.

Often times in the life of the church, we get lost in the hole in the roof questions and we miss the changed lives as a result.

Strange how today’s reading reminds me the first Lock-In for students I hosted at a church.  We had over 40 students coming.  Over half of them have never been to any church activity!

What if the students put a hole in the roof . . . Will people see the hole or the students that came to the Lock-In and had an encounter with Christ?

The next time you are complaining about something at church, ask yourself if you just might be complaining about a hole in the roof?


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

One thought on “Day 280

  1. Pastor Rodney, your blog is so good in making me think about my walk with the Lord–today’s about the hole vs the end result of someone coming to Jesus–really convicting!
    Thank you for this challenge this past year–I have kept up pretty good with the readings.
    Jane Turpin


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