The End of the We(a)k
Jesus’ miracle events were often responsive. “Hey Jesus, we ran out of wine, can you whip up a batch?” “Jesus, my daughter’s fallen ill, please help.” “Jesus where you at?! I’m blind, don’t pass me.” But on the seventh day, we find Jesus being proactive, choosing to physically restore people, specifically with “infirmities”–paralysis or degenerative illnesses. Why? Perhaps He wanted to restore both weakened individuals, while reviving the purpose of His weekend Sabbath. Religious laws and traditions diluted the physical restorative power of this day of spiritual communion. Have you felt restored by week’s end? It’s waiting for you.