Lent Devotional • Day 7

Tuesday, The First Week Of Lent (Feb. 23)

Narrated by Josh Allen

The Lord of the Sabbath

The scribes and the Pharisees watched [Jesus], to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. Luke 6:7

Jesus’ opponents hoped to trap him; would he work on the Sabbath by healing a cripple? Jesus turned their trap into a teaching moment—he never took a day off from his mission of mercy.

Jesus always used every opportunity to extend God’s healing to the sick, forgiveness to the guilty, comfort to the sorrowing. He fulfilled the mission Isaiah spoke of: “He was pierced for our transgressions and with his wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).

His mission continues today for you. However sin and life have caused you pain, he is prepared to provide the mercy you need. Turn to him in faith, confessing your sin and sickness, and receive his healing mercy.

REFLECT: When did you feel the healing power of God today?

PRAY: Lord, you know my sin and my needs. As you were wounded for me, hold me in your healing hand. Amen.

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