A woman there had an evil spirit that had kept her sick for eighteen years; she was bent over and could not straighten up at all. Luke 13:11
So many things can happen in an instant and change our lives forever. As well as it happened to the stooped woman who had been in this situation for 18 years. In a moment, Jesus came to the place where she was and healed her.
Did this woman have hope? All that time gives rise to the thought that she had lost it and her dreams were forgotten. She was only living with something she had to cope with every day of her life. As many, who carry a burden for years and they have no hope that their lives can change because every day, since they get up until they go to bed, they are living through a reality that they cannot ignore.
But even if there is a reality, above it is the truth. The time that we have lived with it does not matter because the truth will be imposed and removed will it be that which kept us looking down and not up, for years. Let us wait for that moment and not stop dreaming because He will come to give back the years we have lost due to the yokes which only He can remove.