“When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” (Luke 13:12)
Have you ever wondered if God even knows your name? Have you doubted His concern about what you are going through? Have you felt totally alone and worthless? I certainly have …. I can really relate to the woman described in this chapter. Oh, perhaps our problems may not be exactly the same, but the feelings and emotions are; and so is the answer ….
Jesus knew this woman. He knew she had been sick for 18 long years and that she had tried everything to be healed. He knew; but He looked past her pain, her broken state, and saw who she really was. He could have called her by name, but instead He simply said, “Woman.” Jesus included her whole identity in that name; her past, present…
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