Jesus was on a grand mission. He came to the earth to change the world. Not the topography or even the alignment of nations—he came to change the heart of the world. Sadly, that is a tall order. So Jesus changed the hearts of those he came in contact with. That is why the Sabbath, the Jewish leaders and the volume of people with needs did not affect his passion. In the prophecy of Isaiah, God promised he would drive on without complaint. He would accept what was done to him and not withdraw and he would change the world and even nations would cling to him.
In America, we did that very thing. For generations we declared ourselves one nation under God. Yet today, we, his people continue to seek his face and beg for his mercy to restore us to that nation that clings to him. It will take a miracle—a miracle of parents becoming passionate about passing on the truth to their children. Churches standing for the truth and not bowing to the culture. Schools realizing they need less culturization and more truth and prayer. Finally, we have to accept the responsibility for our actions and follow God’s lead and not the easy path the world offers. Help me, Lord to obey and humbly follow you as the Lord that changes the World.
God Bless You
9 Going on from that place, he went into their synagogue, 10 and a man with a shriveled hand was there. Looking for a reason to bring charges against Jesus, they asked him, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” 11 He said to them, “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out? 12 How much more valuable is a person than a sheep! Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.”
13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other. 14 But the Pharisees went out and plotted how they might kill Jesus.15 Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill. 16 He warned them not to tell others about him. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
18 “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,
the one I love, in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will proclaim justice to the nations.
19 He will not quarrel or cry out;
no one will hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
till he has brought justice through to victory.
21 In his name the nations will put their hope.”