Jesus gives a hand on the Sabbath
Day 11 Monday, March 18, 2019
Healing a withered hand
On another Sabbath, He entered the synagogue and taught,
and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
The scribes and the Pharisees watched Him
to see whether He would cure on the Sabbath,
so that they might find an accusation against Him.
Even though He knew what they were thinking,
He said to the man who had the withered hand,
“Come and stand here.” He got up and stood there.
Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful to do good
or to do harm on the Sabbath, to save life or to destroy it?”
After looking around at all of them, He said to him,
“Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored.
While it is easy to conclude that this is a teaching moment for Jesus,
that the healing of the man was to prove a point,
we must never forget that Jesus’ compassion for the man is what led to the lesson taught.
We have the opportunity to see miracles all around us, if we take the time to look.
What lessons do we learn from them?