Experience silence in the midst of your busy day. Take some time to relax into a time to be with God.
Jesus Heals a Crippled Woman
10 Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” 13 When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. 14 But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had cured on the sabbath, kept saying to the crowd, “There are six days on which work ought to be done; come on those days and be cured, and not on the sabbath day.” 15 But the Lord answered him and said, “You hypocrites! Does not each of you on the sabbath untie his ox or his donkey from the manger, and lead it away to give it water? 16 And ought not this woman, a daughter of Abraham whom Satan bound for eighteen long years, be set free from this bondage on the sabbath day?” 17 When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing.
A danger of Lent is that we focus so much on ourselves, that we forget others. In our passage today we see a woman who had been crippled for 18 years. I wonder if anyone had the thought to take her to Jesus? We can not heal people, but we can participate in others’ healing. Help us to be mindful of the need around us today.
Who can you help heal and set free today?
Mighty God, we at times look to you for healing. May we today, turn our eyes to another and ask you how we may help heal and set them free just as did for the crippled woman on the Sabbath. Amen
Go with God!