Our Response…

 

Matthew 8:14-18

By this time they were in front of Peter’s house. On entering, Jesus found Peter’s mother-in-law sick in bed, burning up with fever. 15 He touched her hand and the fever was gone. No sooner was she up on her feet than she was fixing dinner for him. 16 That evening a lot of demon-afflicted people were brought to him. He relieved the inwardly tormented. He cured the bodily ill. 17 He fulfilled Isaiah’s well-known sermon: He took our illnesses, He carried our diseases.

Jesus’ touch made Peter’s mom well.  He did not ask What do you want?  When she got up she served…

We have access to that touch, our response should be to serve…

Jesus was fulfilling Isaiah, he took our illnesses, he carried our diseases.  This is available for all time…our response is crucial, Do we reach out and accept it, receive it?  How do we respond? To serve or continue on our way?

Those illnesses were mental as well as physical…

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