Sunday, February 08, 2015

Would You Let This Woman Serve You?

Today's Gospel lesson was Mark 1:29-39, and the healing of Simon's mother in law raised a question in my mind.

29 And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of her. 31 And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.
I suspect she went to the kitchen and prepared some refreshments.

If you were there, would you have accepted her food and drink?

This month measles and flu are breaking out along with the typical winter time coughs and colds, people are wearing masks on the street and in the doctors' offices, and anyone who has close contact with an influenza case is advised to take Tamiflu.

Jesus does not need any of those precautions. He takes Simon's mother in law by the hand. He and his followers have no need to fear because Jesus' healing is complete.

Give me a dose of that... TODAY!


  1. Don't settle for anything less. Prescription strength Jesus.

  2. He has proven to shorten the duration of a cold!