November 26, 2017
A woman bent over by a disabling spirit enters the Synagogue where Jesus is teaching. He sees her and in compassion calls her to him and heals her–setting her free from her physical and spiritual affliction. The religious leaders are indignant that Jesus is working on the Sabbath. But as Jesus shows, he is Lord of the Sabbath, who has come to offer freedom and rest, healing and shalom–the very things the Sabbath, which anticipates the rest of Heaven, intends. Jesus intends this freedom and shalom for all of us, if we’ll find our rest in him.