Matthew 8:14: And when Jesus was come into Peter’s house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, and sick of a fever. 15: And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
Family: For all of us there are those special people we call family. They may or may not be blood family. They are special. They are family. For Jesus, Peter and anyone special to Peter became family. This was Peter’s mother-in-law that moved the compassionate hand of God. There is no hesitation in these verses. It appears that Jesus went right to Peter’s mother-in-law. Immediately, He healed family.
Family Followup: A new person came across the pastor’s path that week. She was new to town and visiting church with her boyfriend. On a follow up phone call, he found she had been sick for two days. While getting acquainted a little more, he gently led into prayer. The presence of God was sweet. She needed that family touch.
ACT! Got family? Maybe someone in your extended family or friend’s family is ailing in heart or mind or body. Reach out a hand of friendship to them in prayer. Let them know.
PRAY! Father of health and life. I bring my family of friends before Your throne. Take them into Your protection and love. Take them into Your healing presence. Bring them great joy today in You in Jesus.