THE STRENGTHENING TOUCH
Matthew 8:14-15 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. (15) And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.
Jesus had gone to the home of his mother in law. He had brought with him a special guest. I am sure Peter was proud to bring Jesus to meet his wife's family. I am not sure if Peter brought Jesus to the home because his mother in law was sick or if he found out she was sick when he got there but he couldn't have come visiting at a better time. Jesus touched the ailing woman and her fever left and she was healed.
Many today need to have a visit from Jesus. They have become spiritually sick and have become too weak to serve or fellowship with Him.
I love the last part of verse 15, " and she arose, and ministered unto them."
Some of us need to ask for Jesus healing touch. Not just so that we might feel better and be able to get on with our daily lives but so that we might have the strength to be about the business of ministering. When we truly are touched by the hand of Jesus we should want to minister to Him, for Him, and be empowered by Him to minister to others.
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