Mark 3:1 -5 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. 2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. 4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.
Jesus was in the synagogue and he saw a man with a withered (Greek meaning is “dry up”) hand. The religious leaders were standing around and watching Him. “We’ll get him, just you wait and see. We have been waiting for a while for him to mess up something.”
Jesus turns and looks straight at them with anger, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” Dead silence, you probably could hear a pin drop. No one answered, not one. Jesus was not angry with the people but with the traditions and teaching. They would rather see someone stay dried up then be healed on the Sabbath.
Jesus lovingly turned to the man and asked him to stretch out his hand. Immediately the hand was restored and perfect just like his other one.
Jesus is still in the healing and restoration business. My hand is not “dried up” but sometimes my heart gets “dried up”. There are a number of reasons why my heart starts to “dry up”. The main reason is because I neglect to “rub it” with the lotion of the Word. I need God’s Word to rub and massage my heart daily.
How about you are you “dried up” spiritually? Are you just going through the motions? Come to Jesus He will make you whole.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank you for your convicting Word. Lord, help me to “hide your word in my heart”. Heal it like only You can. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. (Psalm 51:12). I thank you and praise you for all that you are going to do.
In your Precious Son’s Name, Amen
Have a blessed day,
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