God’s plans for us are greater than our own hopes. Jesus’ healings care for human need and also point beyond themselves to a coming reign of God in which we are all partners by healing broken lives and a broken world. As Peter’s mother-in-law was raised up to minister to the needs of others, so are we.
As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up. Then the fever left her, and she began to serve them. That evening, at sundown, they brought to him all who were sick or possessed with demons. And the whole city was gathered around the door. And he cured many who were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.