Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; (Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8;) Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17
In a story that is unique to Luke, Jesus heals a nameless woman by giving her the freedom to unbend and stand up straight after she has lived for years in crippling bondage. The woman has not asked to be healed. She simply finds herself in Jesus’ presence—and that leads to healing and life for her. This beautiful story, however, is not without conflict.