Devotion – Luke 13

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S – As he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath, 11 a woman was there who had been disabled by a spirit, for over eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called out to her, “Woman, you are free of your disability.” 13 Then he laid his hands on her, and instantly she was restored and began to glorify God. 

Luke 13:10–13 CSB

O – A couple of observations:

  • The woman does not have a name.
  • Her condition was caused by an outside force.
  • Eighteen years – long enough to become her identity
  • Bent over – lack of social interaction, all you see is feet – no faces; similar to being “unclean”
  • Jesus saw her – how? He was looking for her.
  • Jesus declared her freedom before 
  • Jesus healed her
  • She glorified God

A – I want to see people like Jesus sees people.  To do this, I need to be looking like he was looking

R – Lord help me to do this.