Mark 1:30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law lay ill with a fever, and immediately they told him about her.
Jesus loves to make home visits. He was right at home in Peter’s house. After all, Jesus’ dad was a carpenter, His home was probably similar to the accommodations at a fisherman’s home. The normal rhythm of the home at been interrupted that day, Peter’s mother in law was sick and in bed. That wasn’t the norm, she wanted to be up cooking and helping with the kids, that was what she, like most grand moms, loved to do. Her sickness was the unwelcome guest but there was another guest in the home that day; Jesus of Nazareth. One touch of His hand was all that was needed, before you knew it, Grandma was up and all about the household duties. At the end of the day the size and value of your home is quite insignificant. What really matters? Is Jesus a welcome guest in your home. Here are some beautiful thoughts from Spurgeon on this verse.
“Peter’s house was probably a poor fisherman’s hut, but the Lord of Glory entered it, lodged in it, and wrought a miracle in it. Should our little book be read this morning in some very humble cottage, let this fact encourage the inmates to seek the company of King Jesus. God is oftener in little huts than in rich palaces. Jesus is looking round your room now, and is waiting to be gracious to you. Into Simon’s house sickness had entered, fever in a deadly form had prostrated his mother-in-law, and as soon as Jesus came they told him of the sad affliction, and he hastened to the patient’s bed. Have you any sickness in the house this morning? You will find Jesus by far the best physician, go to him at once and tell him all about the matter. Immediately lay the case before him. It concerns one of his people, and therefore will not be trivial to him. Observe, that at once the Savior restored the sick woman; none can heal as he does.”
Jesus is still a home visiting, miracle worker. Is something amiss or out of order in your home? Open the door to this special miracle Worker and everything will be back in harmony before you know it. He will walk into the room, place His hand upon you, and in a moment of time you will be changed by His love.