After leaving the synagogue he entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her. Then he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. Immediately she got up and began to serve them. Luke 4:38,39
There are times when Jesus stands near, like he did over Simon’s mother-in-law, who was suffering from a fever that kept her bedridden. A fever is a body’s attempt to fight off an infection, a way to heal itself. Do you have a fever of the spiritual variety? How do you attempt to fight your own fights; depend on your own strength or will power to overcome things that keep you out of commission? This is a form of pride. Jesus stands near you, saying, “Let go of your self effort, let me come close and let’s work together to deal with this circumstance.” Will you trust his nearness?
I like your statement concerning Jesus standing near to assist. I am reminded of a scripture in Revelation 3:20-22. Jesus is standing at the door knocking and He desires to come not only in our heart, but our situation as well. Once Jesus steps into our life, He will give us overcoming power to tackle any attack of the enemy. I like the fever part because it made me reflect on the refining fire of The Lord. He will burn up every infection in our life if we allow it. Bless you for your encouraging words.
Janice, I love your thoughts about the purification and nearness of Jesus. Come, Lord Jesus, come.
Thanks for your encouraging words this morning, dear Debby and Janice…reminds me of Acts 3:6 where Peter again confirms the power in the name of Jesus as the crippled man is healed….for sure, we do not have the power to do, but we do have the power to choose. Thanks for reminding me to choose Jesus 24/7:)!