At that time, Jesus rose from the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a great fever, and they besought Him for her. And standing over her He rebuked the fever, and it left her; and she rose at once and began to wait on them. Now when the sun was setting, all who had persons sick with various diseases brought them to Him. And He laid His hands upon each of them and cured them. And devils also came forth from many, crying out and saying, You are the Son of God. And He rebuked them, and did not permit them to speak, because they knew that He was the Christ. Now when it was day, He went out and departed into a desert place. And the crowds were seeking after Him, and they came to Him, and tried to detain Him, that He might not depart from them. But He said to them, To the other towns also I must proclaim the kingdom of God, for this is why I have been sent. And He was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.
Today was a hard day.
Someone close to me, someone who has suffered greatly these last few months, had a setback today. They’re safe, and being taken care of.
The road ahead is going to be long and challenging.
Good things happen to people. Bad things follow, sometimes with less frequency. Sometimes with more. We can’t always rely on things being easy, things not changing. This is not the nature of life. In this passage of scripture, Christ touches the mother in law of Simon, and without delay she rises from her bed and began to wait on Him.
Then time passes.
The sun sets.
And they come flocking to Jesus, asking for healing. And He works with them, healing, casting out demons, and silencing demons.
They ask Him to stay, but He can not, He must go and spread the word elsewhere.
People tell us to embrace change, get used to change, because it is a part of life. Change sucks sometimes!
Embrace Christ. Embrace kindness, charity, love. When the change happens, it will still suck, but it won’t suck as much.
Please keep my friend, M, and his family, in your prayers.