A Lot of Work

One spring I watched people make maple syrup. First, the farmer collected the sap from the trees and poured it into a large pot. Then he explained how to cook the sap. I was amazed to know that forty to fifty gallons of tree sap are needed to make only one gallon of syrup. That was a lot of work for a gallon of syrup!
Our Bible Reading today tells us about a time when four men brought their crippled friend to Jesus to be healed. Jesus was teaching in a house. The house was so crowded that the men could not get near Jesus. So they carried the man up on the roof and lowered him down through the ceiling. Jesus healed the man and forgave his sins. Those four men had to do a lot of work to get their friend to Jesus. But probably they felt that it was worth their hard work so their friend could be healed.
Sometimes we must spend a lot of time to help someone learn about Jesus. But it is worth the hard work so that one person can know about Jesus.