One day Jesus was teaching people in a house. Some men carried a sick man on a bed to see Jesus. The sick man on the bed could not walk. The men couldn’t get the sick man in the house because there was no room to get through the door. The men took the sick man to the roof of the house. They removed part of the roof and lowered the sick man and his bed into the house. When Jesus saw the faith of these men, he told the sick man his sins were forgiven. He told the man to pick up his bed and go home. The man stood up. He was healed. He picked up his bed and walked home. The people were amazed.
Jesus Heals a Lame Man by Robert Barrett, © 1999 IRI; illustrations by Elise Black