We are going to look at Mark 3:1-5 for today’s write up. Jesus entered the synagogue, saw a man with a withered hand and healed him despite opposition.
As you know, a withered hand is a useless, non-functioning hand. Therefore, you may not be far from the truth if you conclude that the man’s life must have been greatly hampered by his handicapping condition.
Figuratively speaking, a withered hand can be anything that makes a man’s life taxing and unexciting. For example, ill health, poverty, lack of focus, lack of any meaningful progress, unfruitfulness, debt, joblessness, fear, destructive habits, broken home, irresponsible spouse, wayward children, ill luck, lack of assistance and so on are some examples of figurative withered hands. If you are free from them, I congratulate you warmly. But if are not, then you need assistance, you need healing and you need freedom. The good news is that divine help is not far away from you.
The man with the withered hand was fortunate enough to encounter Jesus Christ and he received his healing and freedom promptly. This same Jesus is still alive and active-He has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever and He is asking you to step forward i.e. boldly break loose from those situations that are restricting you (Verse 3), stretch out your hand i.e. expose the cause(s) of the pain and sorrow in your life to Him (verse 5) and receive your healing and freedom; all opposition not withstanding. Listen friend, I strongly urge you to make use of this golden opportunity today; prayerfully do all He asked you to do and I assure you that your life will never remain the same again.
Finally, let me commit you into God’s able hands as I wish you a month of ultimate freedom. Go into it with full assurance that your expectations will not be dashed.
Jesus is Lord!