Episode 38 – Jesus sets us free…by breaking the rules

Texts: Psalm 103:1-8 and Luke 13:10-17

The law says no work on the Sabbath. But Jesus is on a mission. He sees a woman so bent over, unable to stand up straight, and doesn’t hesitate. All the leader of the synagogue sees is that Jesus violated the rules of the Sabbath.  He doesn’t see this act for what it is: God doing what God does, releasing God’s people from what holds us captive. How often do we miss taking part in or celebrating what God is doing – freeing, renewing, resurrecting – because we’re holding on too tightly to our own expectations for how and where and when God ought to do God’s work?

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