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Thursday, May 15, 2014

C is for the Crippled Woman (Women of the Bible)

Welcome to Week 3 of Blogging through the Alphabet! This week we are focusing on the letter C.

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C is for the Crippled Woman.

Scripture Reference:

Luke 13:10-13 (NIV)
10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. 12 When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” 13 Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God.

Name Unknown:

She is only known in Scripture as the crippled woman.

Interesting Facts about the Crippled Woman:

  • She had been crippled by a spirit of infirmity in which she was bent over and couldn't straighten up at all for 18 years.
  • Although she was crippled, she was in the synagogue at this recorded time in Scripture when Jesus was teaching.
  • The crippled woman was a believer.
  • The crippled woman did not ask for healing - Jesus took the initiative to call her forward.
  • She was healed by Jesus on the Sabbath.
  • She praised God for her healing.

What We Can Learn from the Crippled Woman:

  • If at all possible, let nothing stand in our way of our assembling together with other believers.
  • Have a teachable spirit as a believer.
  • Jesus has the power to heal and set free.
  • Never give up for your healing!
  • Jesus sees us and knows our needs even if we never ask.
  • When Jesus calls us we should willingly respond.
  • Our immediate response to the wonderful things God does in our lives should be to praise His name. 
  • When facing adversity, look up to Jesus and the hope He offers, instead of looking down and losing hope.

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Christ healing an infirm woman on the Sabbath, By James Tissot, 1886-1896
Source: Public Domain, Wikipedia

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I'll see you here next week as I introduce to you the woman I've chosen for the letter D!

Walking in His Grace, 

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  1. I enjoyed your post. I like how you pulled up this generic woman as an actual person of the bible that we can learn from. :)

    1. Thanks, Annette! I'm glad you enjoyed it. There will be more letters that will make me have to think "outside the box." So stay! :)

  2. That was really neat to read!