Luke 6:6–11 (ESV)
A Man with a Withered
6 On another Sabbath, he entered the synagogue and was teaching, and a man was there whose right hand was withered. 7 And
the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they might find a reason to accuse him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come
and stand here.” And he rose and stood there. 9 And Jesus said to them, “I ask you, is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to destroy it?” 10 And
after looking around at them all he said to him, “Stretch out your hand.” And he did so, and his hand was restored. 11 But they were filled with fury and discussed with one another what they might do to Jesus.
Jesus, despite facing severe criticism, has mercy on the man with a withered hand. As God grants you opportunity to show mercy, act
with care and confidence. Goodness and life are God’s great blessings for you and for all in Jesus.
I pray: “As You, Lord, have lived for others, So may we for others live. Freely have Your gifts been granted;
Freely may Your servants give.” Amen.