#March 13, 2020
Today's devotion is based on Luke 13:10-13, "Now He (Jesus) was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said to her, "Woman, you are freed from your disability." And He laid His hands on her, and immediately she was made straight, and she glorified God."
I love this story because Jesus doesn't care that He's just interrupted His own sermon and the whole worship setting. He sees someone in need, and His reaction is to help her right away. There is no waiting for she matters to Him.
Unfortunately, the other people there, mainly the synagogue ruler, got all upset over the fact that Jesus healed on the Sabbath. All he could see was a broken rule. He didn't see the broken person—now made straight, healthy, and strong, because Jesus cared enough to help her.
This act of Jesus shows us that God is always seeking to free us from our griefs and burdens. We matter to Him. He went to the cross to make it happen. Shouldn't we put those in need in front of our self? I think that it the least we can do considering all Jesus did for us.
Please join me in praying the prayer for today: Lord and Savior, thank You for caring so much about us and our pain. Help us to see those who are in need through your eyes so that we care for them as you care for us. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.