A Day of Service
The Lord Jesus as well as his
disciples used the Sabbath day to perform good deeds. The Lord once healed a
sick man on the Sabbath. On another Sabbath day, he also healed a crippled
woman. He wanted to tell the people that God can provide rest from sickness and
pain. So he encouraged the people, "it is lawful to do good
on the Sabbath." (Matthew 12:12).
of Christ also did good work on the Sabbath. They preached the good news of
Christ's salvation. Many people today still do not know of the wonderful
message of God's deliverance from sin. So we should invite our friends and
neighbors to come to church to listen to the gospel.
As we gather in worship, we may
share God's Word with one another. This is an excellent way to do a deed of
kindness. We can find strength and guidance in life through our mutual
edification with God's Word.
We can also pray for the sick and
those who are still under the bondage of sin, so that God may release them and
save them. As it pleased the Lord to heal on the Sabbath, we would surely
please him by praying for the physical and spiritual healing of others.