Simon’s Mother-in-Law

Simon’s mother-in-law was running a high fever and they asked him to do something for her. He stood over her, told the fever to leave—and it left. Before they knew it, she was up getting dinner for them.

When the sun went down, everyone who had anyone sick with some ailment or other brought them to him. One by one he placed his hands on them and healed them. Demons left in droves, screaming, “Son of God! You’re the Son of God!” But he shut them up, refusing to let them speak because they knew too much, knew him to be the Messiah.

He left the next day for open country. But the crowds went looking and, when they found him, clung to him so he couldn’t go on. 

He told them, “Don’t you realize that there are yet other villages where I have to tell the Message of God’s kingdom, that this is the work God sent me to do?” Meanwhile, he continued preaching in the meeting places of Galilee. (Luke 4:38-40, MSG)

Would you want Jesus to heal your mother-in-law; or your daughter or son-in-law to pray for your healing? Then pray for the grace to be the kind of relative that people love.

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