The next miracle in our series is healing the Woman with an infirmity …This miracle is recorded for us in Luke 13:10-13
In this miracle, we find a woman whose spine was physically bent to an extreme. Her condition was so severe that she could not straighten her back and lift herself to an upright position…” And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself”
The remedy for this lady’s condition was found in the gracious intervention of Christ Jesus…. “And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.”
This woman’s posture reminds me of an individual who is bent down bearing the burden of their own sin as they live their life on earth… Ps 38:4 “For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an heavy burden they are too heavy for me.”
What is the solution to this horrible burden of sin? Just as the lady in our miracle found release from her infliction in Christ, so too, the burden of sin can be removed by Christ… Matt 11:28-30 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.
Bring your sin burdens to Christ and leave them with Him. He came to the earth and lived a perfect life enabling Him to be our sinless substitute for us. As He has died on the cross, He was bearing the punishment of the sins of His people. By coming to Him, we can exchange our sinful acts for His righteousness, thus receiving rest from this horrible burden that we bear.
When we come to Him, we are to come willing to accept Him as Lord of our life and out of love and appreciation serve Him with all of our might. This is the yoke that we are to bear. It is a yoke that is light… a yoke that we bear with joy, knowing that we have been liberated from the burden of sin that will only work death in our lives.
If you have never been released from this burden of sin, come to Christ. It is through Him and Him alone that we can find rest for our souls. Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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