Step Forward

Synagogue in Capernaum 

Synagogue in Capernaum 

Read a great short story in the Bible.  Mark 3:1-6.  The picture above is where the story took place.

Jesus asked a man with a withered hand to "step forward" after he saw that there were people there who thought it was against their religious laws to heal someone on the sabbath.  Jesus did it anyway.  He was so angry  and grieved at just how hard their hearts had gotten. 

Jesus said to the man with the withered hand, "Stretch out your hand," and the man stretched it out, and as he did, he was healed.

There are a couple really important lessons here at the very least to learn in this short story.

1- Don't become the kind of person that loses heart for people.  That cares more about rules than they do about kindness and love. 

2- When Jesus asks us to step forward, step forward.  Where we need help, listen to what the Father says for us to do.  As we do it, we will see Gods faithfulness in making us whole.

Stretch out your hand. And he stretch it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other.
— Mark 3:5