Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. (Mark 1:30)
My favorite teacher in high school was Mrs. Newton. She taught accounting and technology. They were her areas of expertise, and they also happened to be my favorite subjects. However, I am not sure if they were my favorite subjects because I loved her so much or if I loved her so much because she taught the subjects. Either way, I knew if I needed help with either an accounting or a technology issue, I could go to her. Likewise, I knew if my problem related to science or history, she was not the person to ask. She might be able to point me in the right direction, but she would not have the solution.
It is important to know where to go to get what you need. We see this here. When the people learned of Simon’s mother-in-law being sick, they went straight to Jesus. They knew he was the solution. Thus, they went directly to the One who could provide the healing they desired.
When we remember who God is, then the circumstances of the world become inferior. There is nothing too big or too small for God. And, there is nothing he does not want us to bring to him. Thus, when faced with concerns about life, health, and other worldly trials, we must remember the One who has the answers.
Turn to Jesus as the solution for all things.
Tara Klein—a lover of words—shares her imperfect, unconventional Christian journey as a female, mother, and wife to invite others into God’s unconditional love.
© 2020 Wesleyan Publishing House. Reprinted from Light from the Word. Used by permission. Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®.