Susan Scott brought this Sunday’s message based on Luke 13:10-17, the story of Jesus healing the crippled woman at the synagogue on the Sabbath.
Susan asked us to contemplate, “How does God feel about you at this moment?”
Jesus was chastised for breaking strict Sabbath rules by the leader of the synagogue. This leader was trying to follow the rules as he understood them. His actions were born out of his head knowledge, not out of knowing in his heart the love that God had for him.
Does our answer to the question of how God feels about us at this moment line up with our theology that God loves us? The extent to which we have actually internalized God’s love for us colors everything else that we do.