He placed his hands on her, and at once she straightened herself up and praised God. Luke 13:13
One Sabbath while Jesus was teaching in a synagogue, there was a woman who had an evil spirit that had made her ill for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all. The evil spirit had taken control of her totally and she was unable to praise God freely as she should. She was bent over with her head low and just could not raise her hands to praise God.
This woman was a descendant and also a daughter of Abraham who was the father of faith. By his faith his daughter should be living a victorious life. Yet carelessly given a chance to the devil, her life was thus taken control by the evil for such a long period of time, in agony with bad health.
Today Jesus the Lord came to the Synagogue with divine appointment to set her free to enjoy abundant life. Jesus full of compassion saw her and he called out to her, ” Woman, you are free from your illness! ” He placed his hands on her, and at once she straightened herself up and praised God. From then onward, she was able to praise God everyday raising her hands to the high giving God the glory then on and ever more.
As John the baptist was baptizing in the Jordan, he said, ” Turn away from your sins because the kingdom of heaven is near! ” A road was to prepare and a straight path to make for the Lord to travel. Jesus the Lord who was given a straight path to travel in return gave this bent over woman a straightened up body to live on. Alleluia!
The best time for new beginnings is now.