Mark 1: 29-34: Tell Jesus.

“29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. 31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.  32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all who were ill and demon-possessed. 33 The whole town gathered at the door, 34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.” NIV UK

Tell Jesus.                                                                                                                                           ‘’Simon’s mother – in – law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her’’ (30).  You can tell Jesus about the needs in your home and among your family. Of course you can tell Jesus about anyone and anything, but this passage encourages us to expect His activity at home.

There is no need to wait. Let there be no gap between becoming aware of a need and telling the Lord: ‘’…immediately they told Jesus…’’  Was there a response? Of course there was: ‘’So he went to her…’’ (31). Telling Jesus about the needy woman preceded His healing work in her life. The ‘prayer’ was answered.

The other day, I very much wanted to pray for a relative who is in great need, but I wasn’t at all sure how to. Then I realised, to my relief, that I could just ‘tell Jesus’ and it would be enough. He knows best what to do. He doesn’t need expert advice from me.  The inference in the remainder of the passage may be that the healing of one can lead to the blessing of many others. Don’t despise the day of small things. This would still be a wonderful story if Jesus had healed only Simon’s mother-in-law. However, it looks like a torrent of miracles were triggered.

PRAYER: Lord, I bring to you my concerns for…and thank you that I can simply tell you