Matthew 8: 14) When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s, mother –in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. 15) But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him.
Our Lord Jesus used many different “methods” in ministering to the sick. Jesus was not concerned with how the last person got healed, because he is not consumed with methodology. He was simply discerning what His Father in heaven was doing. It is our hearts desire to be in the Will of God at all times. Many Christians seem to be preoccupied with searching of an anointed “method” or “formula” for healing the sick. There is no such thing, God alone heals and no one can force his hand. I am reminded of a song by Bishop Paul S Morton and the words to this song is like a simple prayer request, “Lord whatever you doing in this season Please! Don’t do it without me.” What a simple request and a moment of realization that we can’t do anything without God. We must solely depend on the Holy Spirit!
Peter’s mother in-law gives us a beautiful example to follow, she had a need and Jesus fulfilled her need with a simple Touch! Oh what joy it is to be touched by the Lord! The fever left her and she got immediately and began to show her gratitude by preparing him a meal.
Has God ever helped you through a dangerous or difficult situation? If you answered Yes, How can we express our gratitude to Him?
In Closing, God has promised us all the rewards of his Kingdom, we should look for ways to serve him and his followers.
Rev. Sakinah O’Kane- Smith