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Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay in poor health with a fever, and instantly they instructed him about her. And he got here and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and the fever left her, and he or she started to serve them.” Mark 1:30-31

An aged Christian I as soon as knew had a number of well being issues, the worst being his coronary heart, which brought on him ache and shortness of breath. As a younger man, he’d been a rustic preacher, and for a number of years he was the chaplain at a tuberculosis sanatorium. He liked to speak in regards to the “olden days,” and I liked to listen to his tales!

Although Brother Neal lived with fixed struggling in his closing years, he by no means complained. He saved in search of methods to serve and encourage others, each massive methods and small. He did greater than all the time greet everybody with a pleasant smile; when it got here time to maneuver into assisted dwelling, he discovered a struggling younger couple who wanted a spot to stay and bought them his small home beneath market worth, carrying the be aware for them.


Neal went residence to be with the Lord a number of years in the past, however his instance of a servant’s coronary heart nonetheless encourages and evokes me as we speak, particularly in my well being struggles. Simon Peter’s mom is one other instance that jogs my memory I might be of use to God’s Kingdom it doesn’t matter what my bodily state is.

Once we’re sidelined by sickness or different trials of life, we shouldn’t permit it to maintain us from serving God and each other in each doable approach. Even when it’s simply the encouragement of a pleasant smile.

You by no means know who will profit from the religion you present, particularly when issues usually are not the very best in the meanwhile. You possibly can all the time be utilized by God. It simply could be the therapeutic you want as nicely.

Lord, assist me to like you and your individuals a lot that, like Simon Peter’s mother-in-law, my need is to serve fairly than make excuses why I can’t. Amen.

By Katy Huth Jones
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