The scripture passage below is from the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark in the Bible. It is the account of yet another person that Jesus encountered and healed. This time it was the mother-in-law of Simon Peter, one of the twelve disciples. She was in bed with a fever, and when they told Jesus about her illness He went to her, took her hand, and helped her up. The fever then left her, and she began to serve them.
Jesus does the same thing today. We are all infected with a fatal illness called “sin.” And in His grace and mercy, Jesus comes to each of us, touches us, and offers to lift us up and heal us, if we will only trust in Him. And when we experience Christ’s salvation, we should follow the example of Simon’s mother-in-all by serving Jesus after we are touched and healed.
(Mark 1:29-31) 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.