When he said this, all his opponents were put to shame; and the entire crowd was rejoicing at all the wonderful things that he was doing. Luke 13:17
This is one verse of a great Gospel story. Jesus heals a woman on the Sabbath and the religious authorities go after him. He did, after all, break the Sabbath law, didn’t he?
But Jesus reminds us often that the Sabbath is for humanity – it is a time of rest and a time to remember what God has given us. Sabbath is a great gift from God. It is more than just a worship service, more than “going to church”, rather Sabbath is a day to get away from the grind, a day to live into God’s promises. Sabbath is important. Sabbath is healing and that is what Jesus did. He healed people on the Sabbath.
And they rejoiced.
Today as we begin a new work week, today as we near the end of another month, today as we live under the current conditions, think about all the wonderful things Jesus is doing among us. Get away from the tiring bad news. Consider God’s presence.