Touching Peter’s Mother-in-Law

Mark 1:29-31 (NLT)

After Jesus left the synagogue with James and John, they went to Simon and Andrew’s home. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. They told Jesus about her right away. So he went to her bedside, took her by the hand, and helped her sit up. Then the fever left her, and she prepared a meal for them.

A Thought

When we are touched by Jesus, our lives change: We live to serve/touch others. I believe it is because we see people differently. We see them through the eyes of the one who touched us.

Once Jesus has touched us, the poor no longer disgust. The children are suddenly inheritors of the Kingdom. The dying and sick deserve compassion. The broken and diseased receive compassion. The hungry are fed.

Once we know what it is like to have the touch of Jesus in our own lives, we want nothing more than to touch others with that same love.

Have you known the touch? Are you reaching out to others?


Dearest Lord Jesus, Ruler of All Ages,

Touch us today…that we might touch others.



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