When Mark recorded his account of the life of Jesus, he included a brief mention of a miracle that is easy to let go unnoticed. Here’s how it went: “Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them” (Mark 1:30,31).
At first glance it seems natural to focus on the last six words. Did Jesus heal Simon’s mother-in-law because he needed someone to wait on him? No. Something else was happening here—something beautiful, and I don’t want you to miss it.
The only reason she could wait on her guests was because she was completely healed. In other words, her service was a testimony to her wholeness.
Jesus did not just calm her fever. He took it away. He didn’t just take the edge off her aches and pains. He healed them. Jesus so thoroughly healed her that she was able to serve. What a miracle in so many ways!
He healed you too, you know. Maybe the aches and pains haven’t gone away from your body, but your sin has been forgiven. Your guilt has been addressed. Your shame has been taken away. God so healed you that you are whole.
Now go and serve. Let your service be a testimony to the wholeness that God won for you.