Jesus Heals Many
38 Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon (Peter). Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. 39 So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them.
40 At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. 41 Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah.
Commentary: Peter’s Mother in law immediately began to prepare a meal after Jesus healed her. She gave gratitude to Jesus and everyone else by now taking care of them.
As Jesus traveled to various places he would heal the sick, demonstrating that He could heal with a single word. You may wonder why Jesus didn’t heal the whole crowd at once. Well Jesus wanted show mercy to each person individually.
Human touch is very important does someone need a touch from you today?
How do you respond when someone wants your listening ear but you have a list a mile long of to do’s?