by Charles H. Spurgeon

A Sabbath Miracle
Charles H. Spurgeon

And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God (Luke 13:10-13).

What blessed days Sabbath days are! I mean not only the Jewish Sabbath on the seventh day of the week, but the Christian Sabbath on the first day of the week. I remember a friend in Newcastle telling me that when he was looking at a house in that city which was to be let, he was taken to the top of it, and the agent said to him, "You see that there is a fine view from here. You can see a long way today; but, on Sundays, you can see Durham Cathedral." My friend asked, "Why on Sundays?" The reply was, "You cannot see it all the rest of the week because of the smoke; but, on Sundays, it is usually clear enough to get a glimpse of it." What views some of us have had of heaven, and what views of Jesus Christ have been accorded to us on Sabbath days! We might have seen Him on other days if there had not been so much smoke from business, and care, and sin; but the blessed breath from heaven has blown it all away on the Lord's Day, and we have been able to look even into that which is within the veil.

Our Lord Jesus Christ has performed wonders of grace on all the days of the week. I would not be surprised to hear that there are Christians here who were converted on a Monday, or a Tuesday, or a Wednesday, or a Thursday, or a Friday, or a Saturday; but I would quite expect to learn that for everyone of them there are ten here who were brought to Christ on the Sabbath. Heaven's gates seem to be set more widely open on that day than during the rest of the week, or else we have more inclination to enter them then. When th ...

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