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A Daily Devotion for Friday, February 26

Luke 13: 10-17

verse: The Lord answered him, ”You hypocrites! Doesn’t each of you on the Sabbath untie his ox or donkey from the stall and lead it out to give it water? Then should not this woman, a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has kept bound for eighteen long years, be set free on the Sabbath day from what bound her?”

Jesus points out the obvious to one who would criticize him for “working” on the Sabbath. Here these people had witnessed a miracle which could not be denied, and they find something to criticize Jesus about. It is laughable, really. The intent on their part is not to follow the law, but to put down Jesus. Maybe the same could be said to those (sometimes me?) who find discrepancies in scripture and get hung up on them, instead of focusing on the big, obvious picture?

Lord, help me to see and appreciate all that you do, every day, all the time. Your miracles are all around me. Your healing goes on, seen and unseen. I am so thankful, Amen

Becky, transforming

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