Despite the fact that people treated her like a disease, this woman remained a part of the covenant community. Instead of staying at home, hiding her misshapen body, she went to synagogue on Saturdays. On this particular Sabbath, a guest speaker was in town. His name was Jesus of Nazareth. She’d heard stories about his ability to heal people. Maybe she was hoping for a miracle. Or maybe she was just being faithful and showing up to worship.