Set Free to Serve
Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them. [vs. 38-39 NIV] My unsanctified, Spirit-less reaction to this story has often been, “Typical. The woman is expected to serve the men. Is that why they asked Jesus to help her, so they would have someone available to serve them?” Ugly, I know….Spiritually, what underlying conditions hinder serving? Apathy? Bitterness? Fear? Is there anything in our lives that needs Jesus’ rebuke? He offers the same healing to us. He wants to set us free to serve.
Celebrate 2018 – Our Story
Gain new passion for your walk with Christ and celebrate what He is doing around the world. You won’t want to miss this intimate and inspiring event!
Why Have You Done This to Us?
The life we imagine with Christ is often very different from the reality of our lives lived with Christ. Have you ever journeyed with Jesus from “I am the Lord’s servant” and “My spirit rejoices in God my Savior” to “Why?” That’s OK. Ask the honest questions. Listen for the answers. Jesus is truth. Continue to walk with him. Jesus is present. Jesus will not leave you. He will continue to journey with you.
Anna spoke about the child Jesus. We have been called to do the same. Speak about Jesus. I’m afraid we often over complicate this commission.