There was a day when Jesus went to church and saw a man whose hand was crippled. All the Pastors, board members and deacons stood watching to see if Jesus would break the rules and heal the man inside church on Sunday, because that was forbidden. Let’s pick up the story in Mark 3:3-6;
Jesus said to the man with the crippled hand, “Stand up here so that everyone can see you.”
Then Jesus asked the people, “Which is the right thing to do on the Sabbath day: to do good or to do evil? Is it right to save a life or to destroy one?” The people said nothing to answer him.
Jesus looked at the people. He was angry, but he felt very sad because they were so stubborn. He said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” The man held out his hand, and it was healed. Then the Pharisees left and made plans with the Herodians about a way to kill Jesus.
Jesus was always moved with compassion when He saw someone in need. He never allowed rules or laws to stand in the way of doing what He did. John 5:19 Jesus said, “I assure you that the Son can do nothing alone. He does only what he sees his Father doing. The Son does the same things that the Father does.”
Don’t be afraid to break a rule or law that opposes what Jesus did and said to do. Having real relationship with God will clearly show you that He is a good and loving Father. It’s His will that no one be sick or diseased. Why else would He have sacrificed His Son so we could not only be saved, but whole in every area of our lives?
Perhaps if the entire body of Christ would be moved with that kind of compassion, stand in the authority we were given and do what we’ve been instructed to do, there would be less death and more living. Jesus came to not just bring life, but abundant life. Sitting in our homes being safe is not living, it’s being disobedient to what Jesus told us to do.
“Go and make disciples,” He said. Show others by example what unconditional love looks like. Don’t be afraid! You won’t experience the power of God until you step into the power He provided you to walk in. Remember that the Word of God (Jesus) is powerful and He lives in you to do HIS good pleasure.
Pushing The Boundaries,