Women of the Word: the Woman Who Was Crippled

One Sabbath, Jesus the Christ was teaching in a synagogue when He spotted a woman in the listening crowd. This woman was a cripple. Luke 13:11 says “she was bent over and could not straighten up at all,” and she had been this way for eighteen long years.

If you know anything about Jesus, you know that He couldn’t let this woman remain in the state she was in any longer. When He saw her, He put His teaching on pause, called her forward, and said, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then Jesus put His hands on her, and the woman was immediately healed. Her body straightened up. Her bent disappeared. She could walk with her back upright and her head held high.

Imagine how incredible it must have been for her to have been set free in less than eight minutes after being bound for eighteen years. The woman, however, didn’t just rush to enjoy the newfound freedom she had in her limbs. When she saw that she was no longer a cripple, her first reaction was to praise God. Besides this, what other things can we learn from the woman who was crippled? Continue reading

He Turned Water Into Wine

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Jesus’ Sign Miracles #1

John 2:1-11

Jesus is at a wedding in the city of Cana with his disciples and his mother, when the supply of wine for the wedding ran out. Weddings are a symbol of love and joy, and Jesus in demonstrating his love for the couple replenished their supply. It is interesting to note that Moses’ first sign was turning water into blood, while Jesus’ first sign was turning water into wine.

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