09 Friday 03-06
Luke 06:6-10

6 On another Sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught,
and there was a man there whose right hand was withered.
7 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.
8 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.
9 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?”
10 After looking around at all of them, he said to him,
“Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was restored.

Jesus healed the man, despite the Sabbath, for as he said earlier,
that Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.
How do we keep the Sabbath? Our kids play sports;
we go shopping, and do projects around the house. Do we rest?
Sometimes, maybe.
Next Sunday, after worship, consider spending the day in the present,
with family and friends, enjoying each other for what we are; God’s gifts to each of us.