I’m sure everyone is aware of the terrible disaster in Japan. We keep them in prayer and trust the Lord to extend his mercy and grace to the people there. We certainly seem to be witnessing the world in upheaval, both the natural world and the kingdom’s of men. Jesus said that these types of events would characterize the age we live in. Whether they point toward a nearing end or not, the main thing is to keep our focus on God and to keep doing what we’ve been called to do.
This Sunday we’ll be reading Luke 13:10-17 . We have here, a classic story of priorities which have gotten out of whack…and Jesus arriving on the scene to straighten things out. Literally.
What is the clear sense of priority we get from these events? The ruler of the synagogue scolds the woman, but he’s obviously trying to correct Jesus as well. What are the priorities of the ruler of the synagogue?
Here’s another thing to ponder…why do you think didn’t Jesus wait a few more hours until sunset to heal that woman? She wasn’t in immediate peril, why did he feel the need to do that healing right then, instead of waiting until later and avoiding the controversy? Do you read a message in that to us?
Jesus heals the woman, then defends her and everyone rejoices. It’s a pretty awesome story of the Hero King. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts.