Peter’s mother in law healed

July 9th, 2010

In Matthew 8:14-15 we see an interesting healing that involved the Apostle Peter’s mother-in-law. It says…

“When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, Peter’s mother-in-law was sick in bed with a high fever. But when Jesus touched her hand, the fever left her. Then she got up and prepared a meal for him”.

This healing was just after the Sermon on the Mount and Jesus healing a number of people of leprosy and the healing of the slave of the Roman Soldier.

The thing I like about this healing is that it was not a public healing to show that God’s power was with Jesus. It was a private healing to restore Peter’s mother-in-law to health. Jesus saw she was sick and brought healing.

This simple healing can give us confidence to pray for our own families in times of illness. The healing power of God is not just available to crusade type events to bring people salvation. It is also personal and for the ones closest to us.

God Bless,