Full! The house was full! Jesus was in the house, teaching and healing, and everyone wanted to see Him. Some men had a friend who could not walk. They believed that Jesus could heal him, so they carried him to the house on a mat. Because the house was so full, they couldn’t get in. So they carried their friend up the steps to the flat roof and started tearing through the tiles! They opened a hole in the roof. Everyone in the house looked up, amazed! Then they lowered their friend into the middle of the crowd. They thought Jesus would heal their friend. Instead, Jesus said to him, “Your sins are forgiven.” The religious leaders were very unhappy. “Only God can forgive sins,” they grumbled. “What’s easier?” asked Jesus. “To forgive a man’s sins or make him walk? To show you that I have God’s power to forgive sins, I will heal his legs.” “Pick up your mat and walk home,” said Jesus to the man. And he did! His friends cheered, and so did everyone else. Now the house was filled…with praise!