Unlimited: Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law

Oct 12, 2020 954

Unlimited: Jesus Heals Peter’s Mother-in-Law

As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So, he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them (Mark 1:29-31).

Capernaum was a fishing village. It was also the family home of the two brothers, Simon and Andrew, new disciples of Jesus. Jesus later gave Simon the nickname “Peter” which is how we know him today.

Here we read that Jesus has just finished healing a demon-possessed man in the synagogue.

As soon as the synagogue service had finished, Jesus went to the house of Simon and Andrew. Here Simon’s mother-in-law was sick with a fever.

In those days, without antibiotics and modern medicines, the illnesses that are often only a nuisance to us, would kill many people. So, this fever was a serious thing.

Simon and Andrew tell Jesus about their mother’s illness. Perhaps it was to warn Jesus not to go in, because she might be contagious. Perhaps it was because they had just seen Jesus deal with the evil spirit.

This news doesn’t keep Jesus away. He goes in and takes her hand. Immediately, the fever leaves her.

Jesus didn’t have to touch her to heal her. But he wanted to. Throughout the book of Mark, you see Jesus touching every category of people that the Jewish people defined as being ritually impure. He does it because he loves.

– Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: When you have a problem, do you respond like Simon and Andrew? Do you tell Jesus? You know, it’s when you do that, that’s when the blessing and healing comes! Go to him now in prayer, and share your heart.

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Lora Bbendickson

Oct 13, 2020

I have talked and prayed with Jesus for the last year and half concerning a health condition since a pace maker implant which has left me with balance problems and doctoring with numberous ones who cannot figure out what is wrong and was living alone in my condo at age 83 was finding it hard to keep with caring for myself and hired help to come in and COVID came along and my children decided I should not stay alone and move to an assisted living which was against my plans for my future but sold my condo and now find myself in a place which is saturated with COVID residents and staff members and the outlook is very bleack except for my faith in my Lord but having mixed emotions as some of my religeous friends say that God has opened a new door for me in my life and my brain is asking me if this is possible or did I just make a wrong decision,,,,,,,,,,,,I am having a problem with blaming my children for moving me which was actually not my decision but I allowed them to do so,,,,,,,,Help me find a way to deal with this situation based on biblcal verses!!!!


Ebenezer Afrifa

Oct 12, 2020

I am happy to join GNU their words and devotion are very encouraging . But I need some Bible to share to those who are new convert in Christ We are in Ghana thank you.


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