Friday, October 7, 2011
Simon's Mother in Law
Mark 1:29-31 (ESV) And immediately he left the synagogue and entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.  Now Simon's mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.  And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and she began to serve them. Hey, guess what, the first pope was married. His wife doesn’t make a mention in the gospels, but Mother in Laws, always know how to make an appearance it seems…. I’m always astounded by this sort of thing. Jesus heals this lady ill with a fever. And she is up serving right away. The healing is that complete. It’s quite amazing. Fevers, headaches, they’ll leave me weak for days after they break. Suffereing from that a little right now. But not the mother inlaw, she is healed and straightway begins cooking and serving. Of course, there are parallels for our own life. Having been healed, having been forgiven our sins, the natural reaction is to begin to serve Jesus, most often by serving others in our lives.