Bent Out of Shape

When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.
— Luke 13:13

How do you see the world? The woman in the synagogue likely saw only Jesus’ feet. She was freed from her physical affliction but we all know people who live difficult lives and whose spirits are crippled.

Many people carry these heavy burdens which can hunch them over with a loss of hope. God noticed this woman in the synagogue. As Rev. Karen stated that is how God works - with compassion. Perhaps our challenge this summer will be to seek out those who are weighed down with life’s burdens, recognize this and offer compassion. It may be hard for someone to shed their emotional armour and reach out to others.

Let us hope we see the world as Jesus did, recognize those who are burdened and offer a healing hand.

Jeanie H.