Jesus asked the people, ” What does our Law allow us to do on the Sabbath? ” Mark 3:4
Jesus was in the Synagogue, where there was a man who had a paralysed hand. Some people were there who wanted to accuse Jesus of doing wrong; so they watched him closely to see whether he would heal the man on the Sabbath.
Jesus, the Son of Man was Lord even of the Sabbath, so he said to the man, ” Come up here to the front. ” Then he asked the people, ” What does our Law allow us to do on the Sabbath? To help or to harm? To save a man’s life or to destroy it? ”
Knowing what was suppose to be its answer, they did not say a thing. Jesus was angry as he looked round at them and felt sorry for their stubbornness and wrong. Then he said to the man, ” Stretch out your hand. ” He stretched it out, and it became well again. And Jesus concluded, ” The Sabbath was made for the good of man; man was not made for the Sabbath. ”
This man whose hand was paralysed in the Synagogue was helpless by himself so he came here expecting to receive help or alms. The Holy Spirit guided him to come this very day to receive healing from Jesus more than just help or alms.
In the ancient Israel, the paralysed, the blind, the dumb and deaf and even worse the lepers were not welcome by the public. They were more or less as to live at the boundary and of those who were healthy, well-off and of good reputation.
Jesus asked the man with a paralysed hand to come up to the front and it became well again, received healing, to tell them, he was for more better than themselves, not realizing the paralysis in their hearts. They just lived on man made law, merciless and no love for others.
Wherever we are going through, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.