In Luke 8:40-56, Jesus was:
- With someone important (a synagogue ruler)
- On His way somewhere important (to the bedside of a dying girl)
- Surrounded by a crowd
He was about to do one of his most awesome earthly miracles—raising the synagogue ruler’s daughter from the dead. But He noticed an insignificant woman in the crowd and stopped to heal and encourage her.
Jesus reads between the lines, sees the subtle, offbeat, and unnoticed, and He teaches us to do the same.
We all need more syncopation in our lives. Today, let's look for that person in the crowd who Christ wants us to encourage.
Robert Galinas introduces syncopation as a spiritual characteristic in his book Finding the Groove.
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