The man stood, eyes wide open, and watched as four men lowered a bed with a sick man upon it down through the roof.
Then he watched and listened as Jesus forgave the sick man of his sin and then healed him of the palsy. The healed man walked out the door,happy to be on his way.
How did the homeowner react? Was he offended? Did he lash out in anger over his loss and the newly created workload?
The Word records that all who had seen the miracle, except for the Pharisees and Sadducees, praised God.
Including the homeowner.
The homeowner didn’t keep his eyes fixed on the hole. Instead he kept his focus on Jesus. He chose to worship Him, to stand amazed by Him, to marvel that someone else had received a healing from this Man. He had his priorities straight.
The hole was of no importance in comparison.
It is easy for us to become offended when someone does something that causes either pain, frustration, inconveniences or more work for us.
But as the children of the Most High God we need to keep things in perspective. Keep our focus on Christ. And learn not to take offense.