They hacked a hole in the roof and as the crowd stood there with their mouths open, Jesus healed the man. As the man walked out, they all said, “We have never seen anything like this". We have never seen a Saviour who wants to reach out beyond his inner circle in order to save. We have never seen a Lord who takes delight in others wrecking a roof in order that people might get in to see him. We have never seen someone so determined to reach out beyond his friends and supporters in order to touch those who are lost. We have never seen a teacher who demands that his best students make way to let those with greater needs get to him. We have never seen someone with so much love for those who clearly don’t fit in. “We never saw anything like this!” (v. 12).
Jesus has this amazing love for one and all for; those who are close to him, those who are seeking him and not quite sure how to go about it, and those who don’t know that they need Jesus. God grant that when people come to our churches, our homes our place of work and see the love of Jesus, may walk away feeling as if they had been coming here for years, that they too may say, “We never saw anything like this!”