Jesus calls us from
the start of
He would heal us
and restore us
giving God the praise
free to love him
and adore him
The Lesson - Luke 13:10-17
tells the story of a woman who had been bent over for eighteen
years. In all this time she had been looking down. She was evidently
part of a crowd who had gathered to hear Jesus teach in the synagogue.
The Lord saw her and called her over. She did so and he freed
her from her infirmity. Luke tells us she was immediately straightened
Jesus can straighten up the worst cases. Once one gets near enough to hear his call if she would just come a bit nearer and look up then Jesus will free her and straighten her up. This can be especially true for the Sunday believer who hangs out on the fringes of Christs teaching. It is there one hears him call: Come nearer; I would free you of your infirmity. One does not like to admit the need but each one has some infirmity to be healed of a little straightening up to be accomplished. Christ would do this for you. Come nearer Him; stop looking down; look up and be freed.