But where there was a will, there was a way. To the four friends, a beautiful inspiration arose, as the sun rises in the east. What did they do next? Look at verse 4. "Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on." In doing so, they offended many people. The owner of the house might have called the police. Other patients who lined up surrounded them to punish them. But to the friends, it did not matter what might happen to them. They say that a friend in need is a friend indeed. They were indeed beautiful friends to the paralytic. Their compassionate hearts toward him were flaring intensely, so intensely that they could not stop themselves from climbing up and digging a hole through the central part of another's roof and lowering the paralytic in front of Jesus. They brought him to Jesus. Though paralysis was known to be incurable, it did not matter to them. They brought this man to Jesus believing that Jesus would make him whole. They had a great faith in Jesus' healing power. May God give this kind of faith to each of us.