Posts Tagged ‘Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law’

Luke 4:38-41 Many Come Seeking Help

Jesus only needed to be asked once

Jesus only needed to be asked once

Luke shares with us the story of Jesus healing Simon Peter’s mother-in-law today. Jesus doesn’t stop there though. He goes on to minister to people throughout the night. We have looked at this story in Matthew and Mark’s gospels already. We again find ourselves digging deeper to see what God has for us in this familiar story. If you want to look back at the other telling’s please feel free to follow the links: Matthew 8:14-17Mark 1:29-34

We learn from Luke that Jesus went directly from the synagogue to Simon Peter’s home. This was a Sabbath day. Jesus had just set the demon possessed man free, now He would minister healing to Peter’s mother-in-law. Jesus healed EVERY time the need presented itself. He didn’t wait for a special day or observe any restrictions on His outpouring of compassion. Read more »

Matthew 8:14-17 Jesus Heals Even More in Capernaum

Multitude at the door

The all came looking for healing

Jesus goes to Peter’s house while He was in Capernaum and finds Peter’s mother-in-law sick with a fever. Mark’s account says Peter and Andrew told Jesus about her condition. He helped her without even needing to be asked. Jesus reacts immediately and with compassion towards her. He reached out and touched her hand and she was healed. She got a personal touch from Jesus. She got up right away and started ministering to their needs.

Peter opened his home that night to people coming to receive healing from Jesus. He healed “all who were sick” (verse 16) with a word. They also brought those “who were oppressed by demons and He cast out the spirits” (verse 16). In doing this He was again fulfilling prophecy about the Messiah. Read more »