JESUS permitted neither time, place, nor circumstance to interfere with his healing work. One Sabbath day, when he was teaching in a synagogue, he observed a woman who could not straighten up. She had been that way for eighteen years. But Jesus did not see her as incurable. He saw the child of God's creating as spiritual, beloved, perfect, sinless. He knew that some false belief erroneously accepted had caused her difficulty, and he pointed out that Satan had bound her. To him the sin and suffering, and her belief in them, were all unreal.
Therefore, he proceeded to loose her from her bondage. He compassionately called her to him and told her she was whole. "And immediately she was made straight." She was lifted up by the application of the law of Truth, as Jesus knew it, the law which is divine and which governs man and the universe.
The audience that day apparently included many who were not in sympathy with Jesus' doctrine and practice, but the presence of those who did not think as he did, did not disturb him. Nor was he intimidated by the importance of the office of the ruler of the synagogue who rebuked him. Indignant that in his opinion the law of Moses had been disregarded by healing on the Sabbath, this high official would have had the woman remain crippled until another day.