Our Bible passage today is Luke Chapter 13 verses 10 to 17, which our writer entitles, ‘The bent-over woman’.
So what starts as a wonderful healing of a woman in great need leads on to a dispute over the use of the Sabbath, and a reminder that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath (Mark Ch.2 v.27), and that the Sabbath should be a delight for the believer (Isaiah Ch.58 v.13).
So Sinclair Ferguson ends his devotional by writing, ‘There were at least two people in the service (at the synagogue) that day who called the Sabbath a delight. Jesus was one; the crippled woman became the other.’
So to reflect, ‘Would it make any difference to how you live your week for the glory of the Lord if you called the Sabbath a delight?’
We continue with our extended church address list, and so I encourage you to remember today in your prayers 2 people who had started to come regularly before the lockdown, and we would like to return when life becomes a bit more normal,
– Sally- Terry