And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 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. 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. And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? (Luke 13:10-16)
Today's Morsel. Sometimes we can carry hurts and bitterness in our hearts for a long time. And these same hurts and bitterness can weigh us down to the point that we are unable to sleep or stand up straight. We may think that we are alright, but really deep down inside we are carry more then we can handle. The woman mentioned in scripture today had her infirmity for 18 years, and was bowed down, and could in no wise lift herself up. Jesus said that Satan had done this. We need to know that if Satan can get us to remain hurt and bitter with others, it will keep us burdened and bowed together and not able to lift our hands in worship and praise to the Lord. Always remember, maintaining hurts and bitterness, only hurts you.
Sing: I'm trading my sorrow, I'm trading my pain, I'm laying them down for the joy of the Lord.
And I'll say, yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord; yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord; yes Lord, yes Lord, yes, yes, Lord amen.
Thought for Today: Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop. But a good word maketh it glad.