|Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep! So then it is lawful to do well on the Sabbath.|
|Then He said to the man, Stretch out your hand. And he stretched it out and it was restored, as sound as the other.|
|But the Pharisees, going out, took counsel against Him as to how they might destroy Him.|
Restoring the withered hand signifies that He cares for His members. He healed a man’s withered hand, likening this man to a sheep. The hand is a member of the body, and the sheep is a member of the flock. The Lord would do anything for the healing of His members, for the rescue of His fallen sheep. Sabbath or no Sabbath, the Lord is interested in healing the dead members of His Body. Regulations do not matter, but the rescue of His fallen sheep means everything to Him.