Text: Luke 13:10-17, John 17:12-17, Hebrews 7:23-28, John 10:27-30
The text today is one that makes my heart giddy and stirs my affections for The Lord.
Jesus was a busy man. Ministry was His thing. He utilizes rest well, but before He ever served Himself, He looked to the needs of others (Matthew 14:10-14). He split much of His time between teaching and healing.
On many occasions, people were brought to Him (Matthew 4:23-24) by advocates (Luke 4:38, 5:18-19, 9:38) who cared for them.
This story contrasts with the many brought by advocates because the woman today is not surrounded by her people. She is known for her ailment but there seems to be nobody FOR her.
Jesus saw her.
Think about that for a minute or ten. This woman was looked upon by Jesus.
He saw her, had compassion on her, called her to Himself, and spoke freedom over her.
And that same Jesus does the same for you and for me.
Scripture tells us that Jesus is our High Priest, better than any other priest because, unlike human priests, His reign will never ever end. Jesus sits in heaven, continually advocating for us, not simply saying “yes” to our pleas, but asking God to work on our behalf (Hebrews 7:23-25).
During His ministry, Jesus prayed over those with Him and for believers to come. “I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them safe from the evil one.” (John 17:15)
We were never promised ease and earthly comfort. Just like this overlooked woman, Jesus offers us a way out of the evil one’s grasp (Jude 24-25).
I don’t know your season, if you are surviving or thriving. But I do know that God is for you.
He sees you.
He sees YOU.
Just in case you’re sitting in unbelief, pretend I’m sitting across the table or beside you right now. HE SEES YOU.
Let that sink in.
Walk in that freedom. Let go of the chains. Look at Jesus, and don’t be surprised when you see that He is already looking at you.
Special thanks to Nadine Schroeder for contributing today’s guest post.